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Necklace of gold wire with single carnelian bead; ends looped for fastening.

Provenance

From Kerma, 1053 / 21-22. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3992

Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands