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This group of beads contains approximately 2,400 faience ring beads (0.1 - 0.2 cm diameter); three irregularly shaped ring beads; twenty-three shell or bone ring beads (0.3 cm diameter); one hundred and forty faience disc beads (0.8 cm diameter); one carnelian ring bead (0.4 cm diameter); and...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVI grave 1626 debris. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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Shell or bone, faience, carnelian, silver ?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads