Beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 73-x

Dimensions

Diameter and length faience beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter carnelian beads: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1117

Medium or Technique

Bone or shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of eleven single carnelian spacer ring beads and approximately one hundred beads stuck together in original stringing order. Some may be multiple ring beads or single ring beads fused by dirt.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 73-x. 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