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This string consists of five carnelian balls of various sizes and one barrel with two cylindrical ornamented, one faience ball bead and a stone tear shaped bead.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, city, KI, Trench 7, room Z. (follows Su. 486 in sequence). 1913.: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2040–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads