Various beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus XB/ X

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1578

Medium or Technique

Blue glazed quartz, shell and blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One small ball bead of blue quartzite, flattened. Two white shell flat disc beads. One blue faience flat disc bead. Seven small ring beads. One long blue faience cylinder bead. One long decorated bead of blue faience - flattened. One fragment of blue faience decorated, flattened bead.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus XB/X 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