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Although one is broken and the other cracked, both of these bangle bracelets are largely complete. They have a rounded triangular cross-section.


From Kerma, tumulus K III 4(l). 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


height x width x diameter: 1.1 x 0.7 x 8.6 cm (7/16 x 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bone or ivory


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets