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Various beads

Many small disc beads. many cylinder beads - plain round, plain tapering, incised regular, incised round. From Body G.


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus IV/404. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter x length of cylinder bead: 0.2 x 1.6 cm (1/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads