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String of beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 165

Dimensions

Length (string): 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); diameter (range): 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) to 0.5 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1496a

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads is composed of approximately ninety-eight small faience ring beads, seventeen large faience ring beads, two gold beads, and four carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 165. 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