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This string consists of approximately 450 blue ring beads with a large carnelian ball in the center.

Provenance

From Kerma, K XB, sacrificial corridor, Object 26, body IB, neck. March 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 length: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.) Diameter of carnelian ball bead: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1728

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads