Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 29/4

Dimensions

Diameter and overall length: 0.6 x 34.5 cm (1/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4234

Medium or Technique

Glass, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string consists of approximately 100 flattened spherical and biconical shape beads of glass with one ball bead and four tiny faience ring beads; gilded.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 29/4, 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