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Portion of string of beads, consisting of a blue glazed steatite scarab, set in gold mounting, carnelian tear drop and ball beads, one quatrefoil carnelian bead, a carnelian hawk, four amethyst tear drops; reeded.

Provenance

From Kerma: K1053. 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, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4111

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, steatite, gold carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands