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This is a group of approximately 2,370 dark blue faience ring beads, and about thirty-two small amulets.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1061/15. 1913: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 403 cm (158 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4132

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads