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This consists of one large glazed quartzite ball, one large carnelian ball, two glazed quartzite bead fragment and one fragment of faience "djed" sign.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, city, KI, debris, middle of west side. 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

Nubia, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.) quartzite diameter

Accession Number

13.4238

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite, carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads