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Irregular disc bead

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It consists of one circular disc bead; two piercings on bead. Perhaps to imitate a bivalve shell.

Provenance

From Kerma, K II A/4. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1287

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads