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This short string consists of nineteen graded amethyst ball beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tomb K 3400, debris. 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, Kerma,

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.) Diameter of largest ball bead: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1746

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads