Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K 7/10

Dimensions

Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) Diameter and length: 1.3 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4254

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass and stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of various shapes and colors beads with a stone pendant.
There are one triple barrel bead, two triple with one melon bead, two ring beads and one is broken, two ring beads one fancy ball bead, three stone five-faceted, one glass ball bead, two faience barrel beads, three cornelian ball beads, one faience melon bead, one double ball, three flattened ball beads, one large tear drop stone pendant, five faience cylinder beads, six faceted cylinder beads hexagonal, two triple quadrafoil beads, one triple bead, and one triple flattened ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, KM, grave KM7, K 7/10. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition