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Ring beads

Medium square box of faience and white shell ring beads. The shell beads have fallen from 14-2-1403 (bead net). Some have original stringing.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1600/3. 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: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell and faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads