Blue-glazed quartz beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K309,12

Dimensions

Length (string) x diameter: 100 x .6 cm (39 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1716

Medium or Technique

Glazed clear quartz (rock crystal)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Spherical blue-glazed quartz beads typically found around the neck area of the deceased and are thought to have served an amuletic purpose.

Provenance

From Kerma, K309,12. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition