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This string consists of approximately 1,000 tiny blue-green ring beads; one melon bead; one large carnelian spherical bead.


From Kerma, K1061 / F. 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)


Length x width: 151 cm (59 7/16 in.) Diameter of large bead: 1.8 mm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands