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Ring beads

This group consists of a small number of faience ring beads (whole and fragments) of differing sizes. Also found but not included in register were scraps of unidentified material (stone, organic?) and two shavings of a shell (possibly from one of the neighboring earrings?)


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 185-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: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads