String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1029/2

Dimensions

Overall: 61 cm (24 in.) Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter and length of amulet: 0.5 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4130

Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of over 370 tiny blue and blue-green ring beads, and one flat small carnelian amulet.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1029 / 2. 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