Bead garment on pelvis bone
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K319: 1
Overall (of box): 19 x 13.5 x 9 cm (7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Faience and bone
Not On View
28 strands of small ring beads on pelvis bone, where they form part of a garment strung (not sewn on cloth or leather). In debris of body A.
Left os coxa with a garment laced with blue faience beads. Sciatic notch, among other characteristics, point toward a male individual. Aging estimates based on auricular area and pubic symphasis is 27-39 years old at time of death. Included is a fragment of the right os coxa.
From Kerma, K319: 1. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition