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Circlet of many strands of small blue faience ring beads around the skull of body A, which was found displaced. Skull has a quarter-sized hole in the center of forehead. Body A was the chief burial in tomb K317, with no sacrifices, on burial bed (Angareeb).

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus III, 317 :ii. 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

Overall: 18.7 x 15.9 cm (7 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-595

Medium or Technique

Faience, human remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains