Ring beads from a girdle ?

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 71 no.2

Dimensions

Diameter smallest: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter largest: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1113

Medium or Technique

Ivory, carnelian, faience, leather

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Approximately one hundred and ten ring beads, many still strung on thin leather string, possibly from a girdle. (In two boxes)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 71 no.2. 1916: 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