Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 320

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 0.5 x 3.5 cm (3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1322

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of five very long strings of cylinder beads; thirty complete and two fragmentary loose thick cylinder beads; eighteen complete and six fragmentary loose cylinder beads of regular thickness; three complete and four fragmentary loose long, thin cylinder beads with impressions on the outside; fifty-two loose fragments of flattened cylinder beads with impressions on the outside (some with various indentations as well); one string of truncated ball beads; one string of barrel beads; and loose flattened cylinder beads with impressions on the outside (some with various indentations).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 320. 1914: 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