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

Out on Loan

On display at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017

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