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This string consists of twenty-one carnelian barrel beads and 415 shell ring beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K N 185-X. 1916 Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 81 cm (11/16 x 31 7/8 in.) Diameter of barrel bead: 1 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 9/16 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1588

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, shell.

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads