Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI grave1625

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1266

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience, carnelian, debris

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One carnelian barrel bead (length 1.0 cm); one small ball bead; thirty-four disc beads (diameter o.8 cm); forty ring beads (diameter 0.6 cm) and two small sections of ring beads on original fiber string; one pear-shaped amulet (length 0.9 cm); (length 0.9 cm); many tiny ring beads (diameter 0.2 cm); and debris.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVI grave1625. 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