about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K tomb 1059.2
Diameter and overall length: 0.5 x 46 cm (3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition