Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X B-172, body QC

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

14.1535

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one pierced shell (1.8 cm x 1.3 cm); two large (1.6 cm long) and one small (0.4 cm long) carnelian barrel beads  four carnelian ball beads; seventeen faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); and fifty-eight faience barrel beads (0.4 cm long).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-172, body QC. 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