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Ring beads and mud fragments

This group of beads consists of numerous blue faience ring beads (a few on the original fiber string), small pieces of mud ?, and one broken ? gold bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-141. 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, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter faience bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter gold bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1527

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, mud ?, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads