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This string consists of thirty-six ring beads, one brown ball bead and two cylinder beads.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, KM, KM 14. K 14 / 1-2 Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma,

Object Place

Kerma, Sudan (Nubia)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads