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This group of beads includes one small bag (3 x 3) half full of tiny ring beads and scraps of leather; a small box containing ring beads (ten loose and the rest grouped on seven strings); three strings of approximately 400 cylinder beads; twenty-eight loose cylinder beads; and twelve loose...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 321-3. 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

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter and length cylinder bead: 0.3 x 3.3 cm (1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, leather, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads