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Beads and leather fragment

This group of beads consists of many small ring beads and seventy-four disc beads. There is also one piece of leather or textile and debris.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K LVI grave 5609 no.1. 1915: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, leather or textile, debris


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads