Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XV grave 1500

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1335

Medium or Technique

Faience, crystal, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of twenty white faience ring beads (0.7 diameter); many tiny blue faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); one crystal ball bead; one string (101 cm long) of scored cylinder beads (1.3 cm long x 0.2. cm diameter) and amulet beads; approximately one hundred loose cylinder and amulet beads, and one ivory fragment, possibly an inlay(1.6 cm x 1.0 cm). They are contained in two boxes.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XV grave 1500. 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