Beads and leather fragment

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K LIV grave 5431

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-3-59

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience, carnelian, leather or textile

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one shell double disc bead (0.6 cm diameter); approximately eighty-one shell disc beads (0.6 cm - 1.2 cm diameter); one larger white shell disc bead (1.1 cm diameter); one carnelian ball bead (0.4 cm diameter); approximately fourteen faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter) and approximately forty blue/black faience ring beads (0.2 - 0.7 cm diameter.) There is also one piece of leather or fabric.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K LIV grave 5431. March 1915: 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