Ring beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 139-x

Dimensions

Diameter rough beads: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter faience beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1397

Medium or Technique

Resin or mud ?, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Over four hundred faience  ring beads encased in some organic material, possibly resin or mud  and many tiny blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 139-x. 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