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Ring beads

Over four hundred faience ? ring beads encased in some organic material, possibly resin or mud ? and many tiny blue faience ring beads.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 139-x. 1916: 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 rough beads: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter faience beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Resin or mud ?, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads