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Leather fragments and ring beads

Eight whole and one fragment of white shell ring beads. Scraps of leather. Under this number in the register a bowl is also listed, but is missing. (Maybe these beads were it's contents, or could also be a part of 14-3-478, which is a leather skirt and beads.)


From Nubia, Kerma, 1096/8. 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)


Diameter of shell bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell and leather


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads