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Large faience balls with large thin bone discs and a small faience amulet (Horus).


From Kerma: K37 #6. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,


Kerma, Sudan (Nubia)


Length of necklace: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.) Diameter of spherical beads: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter of disc beads: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Height of amulet: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, bone, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands