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There are six strings with a total of 150 amulet beads (1.7 cm in length). There are also three other strings: One string of seventeen short cylinder beads (0.4 cm in length), one small ball bead, two cylinder beads and one cylinder bead, one string of 185 small shell ring beads (0.4 cm in...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI grave 1600(C4). 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, quartz, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads