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Seven ring beads and four jar-shaped beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B debris. 1914: 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

Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Length jar-shaped bead: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1576

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads