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This group of beads consists of eight blue-glazed quartz ball beads; nineteen black and white speckled stone ring beads strung together (one broken); and one blue faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-147, neck of body QB. 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, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter ball bead: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Diameter stone bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1530

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz, stone, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads