Bead necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.-A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, K37 #6

Dimensions

Length of necklace: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.) Diameter of spherical beads: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter of disc beads: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Height of amulet: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4245

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone, and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Large faience balls with large thin bone discs and a small faience amulet (Horus).

Provenance

From Kerma: K37 #6. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition