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String of beads

This string of beads is composed of approximately ninety-eight small faience ring beads, seventeen large faience ring beads, two gold beads, and four carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 165. 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length (string): 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); diameter (range): 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) to 0.5 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1496a

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads