Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III hall A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5744

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There is one clear glass ball bead (1.0 cm in diameter), one brown glass double ball bead with fine striations (1.2 cm in diameter and 1.9 cm in length), two faience ball beads, two blue and one white faience cylinder beads (2.0 cm in length and 0.4 cm in diameter), three faience rectangular beads incised with horizontal and vertical lines (2.2 cm in length and 0.9 in width), eleven faience disk beads (0.7 in diameter), one shell disk bead, four faience ring beads and one barrel bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III hall 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