Beads

Nubian
Kerma


Object Place: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, K 14 / 1-2

Dimensions

Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder bead: 0.4 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4244

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of thirty-six ring beads, one brown ball bead and two cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, KM, KM 14. K 14 / 1-2 Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition