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Beads and ring

This group of beads consists of one red stone cylinder bead (0.4 cm long); one faience ring bead (0.3 cm diameter); one faience ball bead; one blue faience cylinder bead with a black band (2.3 cm long); and one silver ring in two fragments (1.5 cm diameter).


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-413, body ZK. 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)


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Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, stone, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads