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Disc and ring beads

A few small ring beads. Also 18 whole, and 5 fragments of, small white disc beads - from waist of SK.


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus XB/397. 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, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter of disc beads: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience and shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads