Beads

Nubian
Middle Kerma
2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KB 21 no.1

Dimensions

Diameter bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Length x width larger stone piece: 2.4 x 1 cm (15/16 x 3/8 in.) Length x width smalelr stone piece: 1.7 x 1.2 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.1648

Medium or Technique

Faience, slate ?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one hundred and forty-four disc beads. Also found but not listed in the Object Register were fragments of an unidentified material (stone or organic?) and two small fragments of gray stone (slate?) – one with a raised, curved line on one side, the other with an indentation at the top and curved lines running diagonally from the upper side to the lower opposite side.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 21 no.1. 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