Ring beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1621X

Dimensions

Diameter: .35 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1272

Medium or Technique

Leather, blue faience, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Five to ten small ring beads of blue faience. A small amount of white shell ring beads sewn on the edge of a leather skirt (only fragments of leather were found with the beads, not the whole skirt).

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1621X. 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