Ring beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 131 no.1

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1373

Medium or Technique

Shell, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

About forty white ring beads, some with remnants of original stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 131 no.1. 1916: 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