Ring beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1805/83

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1117

Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

A small amount of shell and blue faience ring beads. Some of the shell beads have original stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1805/83. 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