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String of beads

This string of beads consists of one hundred and three faience cylinder beads (1.4 cm long x 0.4 cm diameter), twenty-five shell disc beads (0.5 cm diameter), one black and white speckled stone ring bead (0.8 cm diameter), one barrel bead (2.5 cm long x 1.3 cm diameter), two faience flat rosette...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-299, head of body NF. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, stone, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads