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This string of 350 tiny pale blue ring beads, and ten glass conical gilded beads, one ball bead and three carnelian ring beads.


From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 22/6, 1913.: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall and diameter of ring beads: 64 x 0.3 cm (25 3/16 x 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of conical bead: 0.4 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands