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Cylinder beads

Three long cylinder beads - fragmentary. One long decorated bead (fragment of tauris?). All greatly weathered.


From Nubia, Kerma, 453/4. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


height x width x thickness of decorated bead: 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads