String of melon beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 332-x

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 3.8 x 44 cm (1 1/2 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1720

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of thirteen melon beads arranged in graduated order.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan): Kerma, K 332-x.1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition