Ring beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1600C/2

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1429

Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Beads from net over 14-2-1402. Beads were paraffined while in place but the heat of the sun melted the wax and the beads fell apart. Fragments of original stringing. Small amount of shell ring beads. Small container of blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1600C/2. 1914: 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