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Beads and leather fragment

This group of beads consists of one shell double disc bead (0.6 cm diameter); approximately eighty-one shell disc beads (0.6 cm - 1.2 cm diameter); one larger white shell disc bead (1.1 cm diameter); one carnelian ball bead (0.4 cm diameter); approximately fourteen faience ring beads (0.2 cm...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K LIV grave 5431. March 1915: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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Medium or Technique

Shell, faience, carnelian, leather or textile


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads