Pendant

Nubian
Kerma


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVIII grave 1805 no.68

Dimensions

Diameter bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Pendant length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1722

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, copper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

This consists of a carnelian ball bead that fits on to the post of a flat copper pendant forming an ornament for the end of a necklace. There is no suspension loop attached. Object Register says “the prong which has gone thru the bead is here bent over to form a loop for string on which were the beads.”

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVIII grave 1805 no.68. 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