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String of ring beads

Approximately one hundred fifty ring beads on a string.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 105-x. 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

Diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1282

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads