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Various beads

One small cylinder bead. One medium disc bead. Twenty-six small ring beads. Missing are a few small disc beads. Also present, but not recorded in the Object Register under this number, are one ball bead, one flattened cylinder bead and one fragment of a decorated cylinder bead. From body A.


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus IV, 404X. 1913: 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)


Diameter: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience and shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads