String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1037/5e.f.

Dimensions

Overall: 324 cm (127 9/16 in.) Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4129

Medium or Technique

Faience and glazed quartzite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of about 1,840 beads: white, light blue, green ring beads with four large glazed quartzite balls, two small cylinder beads, and two small melon beads

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, southern cemetery, KX, grave K1037 / 5 e.f. 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