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Ring beads

A few small ring beads of shell and blue faience.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1628 X. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1331

Medium or Technique

Blue faience and shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads