String of beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X B-20

Dimensions

Overall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.) Large ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Small ball bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1759

Medium or Technique

Faience, agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of sixty-eight agate ball beads, fifteen blue faience ring beads, one faience barrel bead, and seven faience ball beads, strung.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-20. February, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition