Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tomb K XB, 63 wrist of F

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 4 cm (8 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of barrel bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1730

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of approximately fifteen blue barrel beads and two cylinder beads alternating with twelve carnelian ring and three ball beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K XB, sacrificial corridor, object 63, wrist of F. 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