Disc beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus III, ST1(3)

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5766

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nineteen disc beads, strung on the edge of a leather garment to judge from the tiny traces remaining.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III, ST1(3). 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