String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K1031/5b

Dimensions

Overall: 197.5 cm (77 3/4 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.1 cm (1/8 x 13/16 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4114

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of forty-four brown cylinder beads, two blue ball beads, eighty blue and greenish-blue cylinder beads; amulets. Amulets include schematic Tawerets or wadjet eyes, a Ptah-tanen or Bes, and cross-hatched plaques.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1031 / 5b. 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