Necklace with cylinder amulet case

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1041

Dimensions

length of amulet: 4 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 in.) Length of string: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3969

Medium or Technique

Silver, glazed crystal, carnelian, and faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Composed of blue glazed crystal, carnelian ball beads, faience ball beads, two faience star beads and a cylindrical silver amulet (Egyptian import).

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1041. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition