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One string of forty-four ring beads (0.9 cm in diameter) with five ball beads and one large ball bead. One string of 29 cylinder beads (2.9 cm in length), seven amulets and two rectangular beads incised with geometric patterns. There are numerous loose beads: five small ball beads, fifty ring...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III street 4. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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Accession Number

13.5743

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, glazed quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads