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String of beads

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This is a string of approximately 470 ring beads, and two large ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (sudan), Kerma, southern cemetery, KX, grave K1037. 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: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.) Largest: 1.6 x smallest 1.3 cm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4140

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands