Disc beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus XB/393

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1567

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

31 whole and several fragments of flat white shell disc beads. From body RK. (Also found but not recorded under this field # is one tiny blue faience disc bead.)

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus XB/393. 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