String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K1063/3

Dimensions

Overall: 129 cm (50 13/16 in.) Diameter, amethyst: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter and length: 0.8 x 2.6 cm (5/16 x 1 in.) Diameter and length, amulet: 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3978

Medium or Technique

Faience and amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of approximately 430 tiny ring beads, thirty-four cylinder beads, one amethyst ball bead, four large amulets and eight tiny amulets, and one conical bead. Amulets include schematic Tawerets or wadjet eyes.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1063 / 3. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition