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String of beads

This is a string of about 700 ring beads, one pierced shell, one triangular bead pierced through the center and one amulet.


From Kerma. 1044. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience and Shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads