Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tomb K XB, Object 26, body IB, neck.

Dimensions

Overall length: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.) Diameter of carnelian ball bead: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1728

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of approximately 450 blue ring beads with a large carnelian ball in the center.

Provenance

From Kerma, K XB, sacrificial corridor, Object 26, body IB, neck. March 1914.: 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