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Circlet of many strands of small blue faience ring beads around the skull of body A, which was found displaced. Skull has a quarter-sized hole in the center of forehead. Body A was the chief burial in tomb K317, with no sacrifices, on burial bed (Angareeb).


From Kerma, tumulus III, 317 :ii. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 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)


Overall: 18.7 x 15.9 cm (7 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, human remains


The Ancient World


Organic remains