Beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 119 no.1 under the skull

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1331

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nine sea shells with holes for stringing, found underneath the skull, plus one donut-shaped object with a hole in the center.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 119 no. 1 under the skull. 1916: 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