New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S552 Dynasty XVIII level

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, silver and eggshell

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



a) approximately 113 thin green faience disc beads
b) approximately 110 blue gray faience disc beads
c) 176 eggshell disc beads
d) 30 red faience disc beads
e) 20 small blue faience disc beads
f) fragments of disc beads
g) fragments of cylinder beads (originally 2 short cylinder beads)
h) 4 red faience discoid beads
i) 3 blue faience ball beads (one broken)
j) 4 silver barrel beads
k) 1 faience conical bead


From Semna: S552 Dynasty XVIII level. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition