Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 22/6

Dimensions

Overall and diameter of ring beads: 64 x 0.3 cm (25 3/16 x 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of conical bead: 0.4 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4235

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of 350 tiny pale blue ring beads, and ten glass conical gilded beads, one ball bead and three carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 22/6, 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