Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV.417

Dimensions

Overall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.) Diameter of amethyst bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1715

Medium or Technique

Faience and amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of approximately 140 small ring beads strung with four amethyst spherical beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K IV.417. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. December, 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition