Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 303, on neck of body A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5776

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are two strings of beads found around the neck of body A: One string of sixty-six faience ball beads (1.0 cm in diameter) and one string of sixty cylinder beads (2.2 cm in length by .2 in width). Also present are thirty-five ring beads (0.2 cm in diameter) and eighteen fragments of decorated cylinder beads (1.7 cm in length by 0.3 cm in width).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 303, on neck of body A. 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