Ball-bead necklace

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 332, South Cemetery

Dimensions

Length: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1727

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

String of 241 carnelian ball beads, graded in size to large at center.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 332. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition