Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 444, body A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1050

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone/ivory, wood

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are seventeen cylinder beads ( 0.5 cm in diameter), eighteen cylinder beads (0.3 cm in diameter), nine barrel beads (0.4 cm in diameter), fourteen rectangular beadwork patterned beads (0.8 cm in diameter), two pataikos figure beads, three djed pillars, fifty-three decorated rectangular beads, two ivory or bone pieces, one small ball bead, one piece of wood, and 454 beads on ten strings (largest: 3.4 cm in length, smallest: 0.9 cm in length).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 444, body A. 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