String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, k1038/14,15,16

Dimensions

Overall: 77 cm (30 5/16 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder bead: 0.4 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.) Diameter of biconical/barrel bead: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4131

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a string of tiny beads with two cylinder and twelve biconical/barrel beads with two fragments, and approximately 205 ring beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1038 / 14,15,16. 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