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A small amount of white shell ring beads and scraps of leather. A few small blue faience ring beads.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1802/14. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter of shell bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience, shell, leather


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads