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Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus III, 317: ii

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-595a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four boxes and one bag of small disc beads 14-1-595a. These must go with circlet of many strands of small blue faience ring beads around the skull of body A, which was found displaced 14-1-595. Skull is left in original packing crate, well preserved, and has a quarter-sized hole in the center of forehead (probably from impact and cause of death). Body A was the cheif burial in tomb K317, with no sacrifices, on burial bed (Angareeb). Plus small bag of dirt; perhaps from the area in which the disk beads of 14-1-595 were found? CONSERVATION NEEDED FOR REHOUSING.

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