Beads

Nubia
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tell I, debris middle of west side

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.) quartzite diameter

Accession Number

13.4238

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite, carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This consists of one large glazed quartzite ball, one large carnelian ball, two glazed quartzite bead fragment and one fragment of faience “djed” sign.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, city, KI, debris, middle of west side. 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