String of beads

Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X B-299, head of body NF


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Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, stone, silver

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string of beads consists of one hundred and three faience cylinder beads (1.4 cm long x 0.4 cm diameter), twenty-five shell disc beads (0.5 cm diameter), one black and white speckled stone ring bead (0.8 cm diameter), one barrel bead (2.5 cm long x 1.3 cm diameter), two faience flat rosette beads (1.6 cm diameter), two black sgtone ball beads, numerous blue faience ring beads, and a few fragments of silber.


From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-299, head of body NF. 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