Fragments of a girdle

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 28

Dimensions

Diameter bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-392

Medium or Technique

Faience, leather

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

This girdle is made of fragments of leather and nine strands of blue faience ring beads with fragments of original stringing twisted together. It was found on the waist.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 28. 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