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Ring and cylinder beads

A small amount of white shell ring beads. A small amount of blue faience ring beads. Two long cylinder beads.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1400B/ X. 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 x length of cylinder bead: 0.3 x 1.4 cm (1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads