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It consists of: a. fourteen small ball faience beads on a string and one is loose. b. two large ball faience beads flattened c. thirty-six long faience barrel beads on a string d. twenty-eight small ring faience beads on a string e. around 120 small rings faience beads f. one unpierced white...

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From Kerma, tomb K 334 debris. February, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia, Sudan


Diameter and length of ball bead string: 2.2 x 10 cm (7/8 x 3 15/16 in.) Diameter and length of barrel bead string: 1.9 x 45 cm (3/4 x 17 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.6 x 6 cm (1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glazed quartz, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads