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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads consists of forty-two faience ball beads, one blue glass ball bead and one amulet bead in the shape of a standing figure with the head of an animal.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-243, body QD. 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, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Amulet: 3.6 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1538

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads