Ring beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 426

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5781

Medium or Technique

Faience, mica

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are approximately 3500 ring beads and also one piece of mica (0.2 in diameter) pierced with two holes, probably for an applique for clothing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 426. 1913: 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