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String of blue-glazed quartz beads

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Twenty-six blue glazed quartz ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, tomb 1053 / 16a. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 35 cm (9/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3970

Medium or Technique

Blue-glazed quartz

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands