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Fragments of a girdle

This girdle is made of fragments of leather and nine strands of blue faience ring beads with fragments of original stringing twisted together. It was found on the waist.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 28. 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, leather


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment