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It consists of: a. fourteen small ball faience beads on a string and one is loose. b. two large ball faience beads flattened c. thirty-six long faience barrel beads on a string d. twenty-eight small ring faience beads on a string e. around 120 small rings faience beads f. one unpierced white...

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Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 334 debris. February, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: 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 and length of ball bead string: 2.2 x 10 cm (7/8 x 3 15/16 in.) Diameter and length of barrel bead string: 1.9 x 45 cm (3/4 x 17 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.6 x 6 cm (1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1373

Medium or Technique

Faience, glazed quartz, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads