Beads and amulet

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 421 debris

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5750

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There is one carnelian amulet pierced through the top (1.1 cm in length by 0.5 in width), four faience decorated cylinder beads (1.0 cm in length by 0.9 in diameter), two faience ring beads, (0.2 cm in diameter by 0.1 cm in width), five carnelian ball beads and ten garnet ball beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K IV grave 421 debris. 1913: 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