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This string consists of approximately fifteen blue barrel beads and two cylinder beads alternating with twelve carnelian ring and three ball beads.


From Kerma, K XB, sacrificial corridor, object 63, wrist of F. March 1914: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 22.5 x 4 cm (8 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of barrel bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads