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This string of beads consists of about 1,840 beads: white, light blue, green ring beads with four large glazed quartzite balls, two small cylinder beads, and two small melon beads


From Nubia, Kerma, southern cemetery, KX, grave K1037 / 5 e.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)


Overall: 324 cm (127 9/16 in.) Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience and glazed quartzite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands