String of beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X B-299, head of body NF

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1546

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, stone, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one hundred and three faience cylinder beads (1.4 cm long x 0.4 cm diameter), twenty-five shell disc beads (0.5 cm diameter), one black and white speckled stone ring bead (0.8 cm diameter), one barrel bead (2.5 cm long x 1.3 cm diameter), two faience flat rosette beads (1.6 cm diameter), two black sgtone ball beads, numerous blue faience ring beads, and a few fragments of silber.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-299, head of body NF. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition