Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Kerma, Nubia (Sudan), K XX grave 2000 debris

Dimensions

Diameter of shell beads: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1108

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, leather

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are very many small ring beads of shell or faience as well as fragments of shell and leather.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XX grave 2000 debris. 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