Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI, grave K1600(C4)

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1168

Medium or Technique

Faience, quartz, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are six strings with a total of 150 amulet beads (1.7 cm in length). There are also three other strings: One string of seventeen short cylinder beads (0.4 cm in length), one small ball bead, two cylinder beads and one cylinder bead, one string of 185 small shell ring beads (0.4 cm in diameter), one decorated cylinder bead, two glass ball beads and a third string of fifteen ring beads, three cylinder beads and one amulet. Also present are many loose beads and amulets of which some are broken.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI grave 1600(C4). 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