Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, X B-147, neck of body QB

Dimensions

Diameter ball bead: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Diameter stone bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1530

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz, stone, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of eight blue-glazed quartz ball beads; nineteen black and white speckled stone ring beads strung together (one broken); and one blue faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-147, neck of body QB. 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