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Various beads

Two cylinder beads. One thin barrel bead. One disc bead. Three ball beads - single bored, irregular. One fragement of a long decorated bead - monkey?


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus X9/20. 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)


Diameter x length: 0.4 x 2.5 cm (3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads