String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1028 / 5

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Diameter and length of large ring bead: 0.6 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.) Longest cylinder: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) Length of amulet: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4160

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of seven large blue ring beads, and four cylinder beads, fourteen ring beads, and one amulet.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1028 / 5: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