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String of beads

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This is a string of about 3,500 ring beads, and one large faience ball bead.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1145 / B. 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: 525 cm (206 11/16 in.) Diameter of ball: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4143

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands