Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1803/7

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1096

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

A few small shell ring beads. Four short thick blue ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1803/7. 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