Necklace

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave 1041 no. 2

Dimensions

Length: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3974

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of seventy-six large, heavy, blue-green ring beads alternating with approximately 167 small ring beads. Beads were found on a string in order.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, southern cemetery, K X, grave 1041 no. 2. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: December 4, 1915)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition