Bead necklace

Meroitic Period
270 B.C.-A.D. 320

Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, K37 #6


Length of necklace: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.) Diameter of spherical beads: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter of disc beads: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Height of amulet: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, bone, and glass

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Large faience balls with large thin bone discs and a small faience amulet (Horus).


From Kerma: K37 #6. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition