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Various beads

One long cylinder bead. One rectangular flattened decorated bead, with horizontal and vertical line impressed on each side. From body YB.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus IV B/66. 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, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x length of cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.3 cm (1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1492

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads