Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 310/3

Dimensions

Diameter and length of string: 1.8 x 58 cm (11/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1718

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz crystal

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of thirty graduated blue glazed quartz crystal ball beads. Several are chipped.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tomb K III, 310/3, December 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