This group of beads consists of a string of eight thick porphyry ring beads, twelve thick red stone ring beads, and two short white stone cylinder beads. There is also a small amount of loose blue faience tiny ring beads and one dried berry (not pierced).
From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X grave 1078 no.3. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.
Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)
Diameter smallest stone ring bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter largest stone ring bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Cylinder bead length: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter tiny ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Faience, red stone, white stone, porphyry, fruit