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This is a string of over 370 tiny blue and blue-green ring beads, and one flat small carnelian amulet.


From Kerma, K1029 / 2. 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: 61 cm (24 in.) Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter and length of amulet: 0.5 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands