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String of melon beads

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This string of beads consists of thirteen melon beads arranged in graduated order.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan): Kerma, K 332-x.1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1720

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands