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This group of beads consists of eight strings of faience beads and amulets, ranging from 51 to 106 cm in length. The longest string has fifty-eight beads and amulets. Types include approximately one hundred ring beads (0.1 cm - 0.4 cm diameter), one ball bead, a number of barrel beads,...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K IV grave 453 no.11. 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



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads