Various beads

Nubian
Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1900X

Dimensions

Diameter x length of decorated bead: 0.4 x 1.55 cm (3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1129

Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

70 or more ring beads of shell. 2,000 or more ring beads of blue faience. One long decorated cylinder bead of blue faience.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1900X. 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