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Various beads

One small ball bead of blue quartzite, flattened. Two white shell flat disc beads. One blue faience flat disc bead. Seven small ring beads. One long blue faience cylinder bead. One long decorated bead of blue faience - flattened. One fragment of blue faience decorated, flattened bead.


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus XB/X 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: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue glazed quartz, shell and blue faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads