Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K III, K 326

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1384

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one string (90 cm long) of approximately five hundred blue faience disc beads (0.7 cm diameter); one string (110 cm long) of one hundred and eleven complete and fragmentary green cylinder beads (1.7. cm long); and one string (45 cm long) of twenty-four blue barrel and cylinder beads (1.9 cm long). There is also one 4 x 4 inch bag half full of tiny blue faience ring beads (0.2 and 0.3 cm diameter); fragments of disc and cylinder beads; and a few beads on thread fragments.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 326. 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