Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 414

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5709

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There is one pierced shell bead (2.9cm length by 1.4cm width), one blue faience cylinder bead (2.2 cm length by 0.4 cm diameter) and approximately 151 blue faience and glass ring beads (0.3 cm diameter, some with original string. Twenty-three fragments of leather are also present.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K IV grave 414. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition