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This a string of tiny disc beads with beads of various shapes including cylinder beads, barrel beads, one striped, one leaf shaped broad collar element with suspension ring on both ends and amulets. Amulets include ten schematic Tawerets or wadjet eyes.


From Kerma, K1063/3. 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: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) Length of broad collar: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Length of amulet: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands