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String of ball beads

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This is a string of approximately seventy-one green-blue glazed quartz crystal ball beads.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X grave 1046 no.1. 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, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter and length: 0.6 x 35.7 cm (1/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads