Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X B-57, body G

Dimensions

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Accession Number

14.1506

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian, gold

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of thirteen pierced shells (1.1 cm x 0.7 cm); seven shell cylinder beads (0.3 x 0.3 cm); numerous blue faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); a few carnelian ball beads; two faience disk beads; one gold button; one drop pendant bead (1.0 cm x 0.8 cm), and two carnelian beads in the form of a floral pendant.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-57, body G.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