Leather fragments and ring beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1096/8

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1593

Medium or Technique

Shell and leather

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Eight whole and one fragment of white shell ring beads. Scraps of leather. Under this number in the register a bowl is also listed, but is missing. (Maybe these beads were it’s contents, or could also be a part of 14-3-478, which is a leather skirt and beads.)

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1096/8. 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