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Ring beads and mud fragments

This group of beads consists of numerous blue faience ring beads (a few on the original fiber string), small pieces of mud ?, and one broken ? gold bead.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-141. 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, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter faience bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter gold bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, mud ?, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads