String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) Length of broad collar: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Length of amulet: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4117

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This a string of tiny disc beads with beads of various shapes including cylinder beads, barrel beads, one striped, one leaf shaped broad collar element with suspension ring on both ends and amulets. Amulets include ten schematic Tawerets or wadjet eyes.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1063/3. 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