Ring beads

Nubian
Middle Kerma
2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KB 102 debris

Dimensions

Smallest faience bead: 0.2cm (1/16in.) Largest shell bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest shell bead: 0.3cm (1/8in.) Largest faience bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-326

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Apprxomately 800 blue, black and white ring beads of varying sizes.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 102 debris. 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