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Ring beads

A medium container of blue faience and shell ring beads. Also found but not recorded under this field #, are several fragments of pottery and cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1500E/ 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1104

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads