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This string of beads consists of shell and faience discs beads, with two long cylinder beads, thirty-five shell beads (several are double), plus blue ring beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K tomb 1059.2, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter and overall length: 0.5 x 46 cm (3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4226

Medium or Technique

Shell, Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands