Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K tomb 1059.2

Dimensions

Diameter and overall length: 0.5 x 46 cm (3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4226

Medium or Technique

Shell, Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of shell and faience discs beads, with two long cylinder beads, thirty-five shell beads (several are double), plus blue ring beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K tomb 1059.2, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition