Irregular disc bead

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K II A/4

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1287

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

It consists of one circular disc bead; two piercings on bead. Perhaps to imitate a bivalve shell.

Provenance

From Kerma, K II A/4. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition