Ball bead

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus II, Front strip 1

Dimensions

Diameter x thickness: 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.968

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One spherical bead, flattened, irregular form. Also found but not recorded under this number is three tiny ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus II, Front strip 1. 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