Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave 1078 no.3

Dimensions

Diameter smallest stone ring bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter largest stone ring bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Cylinder bead length: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter tiny ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1416

Medium or Technique

Faience, red stone, white stone, porphyry, fruit

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of a string of eight thick porphyry ring beads, twelve thick red stone ring beads, and two short white stone cylinder beads. There is also a small amount of loose blue faience tiny ring beads and one dried berry (not pierced).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X grave 1078 no.3. 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