Beads

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 321-3

Dimensions

Diameter and length cylinder bead: 0.3 x 3.3 cm (1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1316

Medium or Technique

Faience, leather, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads includes one small bag (3 x 3) half full of tiny ring beads and scraps of leather; a small box containing ring beads (ten loose and the rest grouped on seven strings); three strings of approximately 400 cylinder beads; twenty-eight loose cylinder beads; and twelve loose barrel beads (two of which are broken).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 321-3. 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