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Beaded garment fragments

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 147, 1

Dimensions

Overall (box): 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1412

Medium or Technique

Leather, faience

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

This large group of faience beads were found mixed with leather scraps, evidently the remains of a beaded garment.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 147, 1. April 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