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Ball-bead necklace

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String of 241 carnelian ball beads, graded in size to large at center.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 332. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1727

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands