Ring beads

Nubian
Middle Kerma
2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KB 101, from left wrist

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-319

Medium or Technique

Glass, leather or mud, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of approximately 500 small blue ring beads (some on segments of the original string and others loose) and three small pieces of leather  or mud.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 101 from left wrist. 1915: 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