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This is a string of 220 ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 143, 1. 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter and length of string: 0.5 x 34 cm (3/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1406

Medium or Technique

Shell or faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads