Beads

Nubian
Middle Kerma
2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KB 3 debris

Dimensions

Diameter and length barrel bead: 0.5 x 3.2 cm (3/16 x 1 1/4 in.) Diameter ball bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter and length rectangular bead: 0.9 x 2.3 cm (3/8 x 7/8 in.) Diameter and length: 0.5 x 2.5 cm (3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

14.1644

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one string of six barrel beads (with a ball bead on each end), one string of sixty-two cylinder beads, and one loose unglazed rectangular bead marked with vertical and horizontal lines. One half of a small ring bead was also found but was not recorded in the register.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 3 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