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Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 309

Accession Number

13.5775

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There is one section of beads of triangular shape woven on original string with two beads detached (4.4 cm by 1.6 cm). Also present are 350 ring beads with four groups on original string (0.4 cm in diameter), and one barrel bead (1.3 cm in length by 1.2 cm in width). There is also one tiny piece of woven thread, and leather and mud fragments.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 309. 1913: 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