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Ring beads

Five to ten small ring beads of blue faience. A small amount of white shell ring beads sewn on the edge of a leather skirt (only fragments of leather were found with the beads, not the whole skirt).


From Nubia, Kerma, 1621X. 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: .35 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, blue faience, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads