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Various beads

A few small ring beads. Four long cylinder beads (and one fragment). Two short barrel beads. Missing are two pendant form beads - peirced lengthwise.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus XB/21. 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: 0.3 x 1.1 cm (1/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1498

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads