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Various beads

Four cylinder beads. Two small ball beads - single bored and flattened. A few ring beads. One irregular disc of ostrich shell.


From Nubia, Kerma, 37X. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter x length of cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.7 cm (1/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience and shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads