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Strand of seventy-eight gold or electrum beads of thin sheet metal with fragments of organic matter and some loose electrum ring beads. Part of beaded belt?

Provenance

From Kerma, Tomb K1604. 1914: 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

Overall: 24 (string length) x 0.5 (bead diameter) cm (9 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1725

Medium or Technique

Gold, electrum, leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads