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Ring beads

This is a group of tiny ring beads. There are also fragments of organic matter, to which some beads adhere in parallel rows with remnants of original fiber stringing.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X grave 1078. 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, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, organic matter


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads