Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 167

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5249

Medium or Technique

Faience, ivory (or bone or shell), fruit

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one blue faience ball bead (diameter 1.0 cm), forty-five blue faience ring beads on a string and one loose ring bead (diameter .2 cm), four ivory (or shell or bone) ring beads (diameter .5 cm), and one piece of dried fruit (a berry?) (diameter 1.2 cm).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 167. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition