about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1600C/2
Diameter of shell bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Shell and blue faience
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition