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Ring beads from a girdle ?

Approximately one hundred and ten ring beads, many still strung on thin leather string, possibly from a girdle. (In two boxes)


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 71 no.2. 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 smallest: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter largest: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ivory, carnelian, faience, leather


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads