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Ring beads

A medium container of blue faience and shell ring beads. Also found but not recorded under this field #, are several fragments of pottery and cylinder beads.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1500E/ X. 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter of shell bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads