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This necklace consists of six amethyst ball beads, twenty three carnelian ball beads, four blue glass ball beads, 29 melon beads, one small carnelian ape amulet, and one carnelian drop shaped bead.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma: tomb K 1061 (subsidiary of tomb KX).1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia(Sudan)


Overall: 33cm (13in.) Amethyst ball beads: 0.9 cm-0.5 cm (3/8 in.) Carnelain ball beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Glass ball beads: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Melon beads: 0.8 cm-0.6 cm (5/16 in.) Ape amulet: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Drop pendant: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, glass.


The Ancient World


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