Ring beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1500E/ X

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1104

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

A medium container of blue faience and shell ring beads. Also found but not recorded under this field #, are several fragments of pottery and cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1500E/ X. 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