Barrel beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 89 no.1

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 1.5 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16770

Medium or Technique

Gold (?)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two gilded or gold barrel beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 89 no.1. 1916: 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