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Various beads

Three long decorated rectangular beads. Two corrugated beads. Two carnelian balls. One ball of blue glazed quartz. Four blue faience disc beads (Object Register records five). A few small ring beads.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1600 C(5). 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, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x thickness of decorated bead: 3.7 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience, carnelian, blue glazed quartz


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads