Cylinder beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 453/4

Dimensions

height x width x thickness of decorated bead: 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1606

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three long cylinder beads - fragmentary. One long decorated bead (fragment of tauris?). All greatly weathered.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 453/4. 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