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This group of beads consists of one string (90 cm long) of approximately five hundred blue faience disc beads (0.7 cm diameter); one string (110 cm long) of one hundred and eleven complete and fragmentary green cylinder beads (1.7. cm long); and one string (45 cm long) of twenty-four blue barrel...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 326. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads