String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1063/4

Dimensions

Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) Longest: 0.4 x 3 cm (3/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Largest wadjet: 1.4 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4118

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of blue faience cylinder, conical, and barrel beads and two groved barrel beads, and one groved rectangular, with three amulets shape, possibly wadjet eyes. (Beads do not match publication description.)

Provenance

From Kerma, K1063/4. 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