String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1024/14

Dimensions

Overall: 300 cm (118 1/8 in.) Length of cylinder bead: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Length of barrel bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Length of amulet: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4125

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of approximately 24, 000 tiny brown and blue-green faience ring beads, four cylinder beads: two fancy and two plain, and two barrel beads,and a stylized wedjat amulet.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1024 / 14. 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