Blue-glazed quartz beads
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K309,12
Length (string) x diameter: 100 x .6 cm (39 3/8 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glazed clear quartz (rock crystal)
Not On View
Spherical blue-glazed quartz beads typically found around the neck area of the deceased and are thought to have served an amuletic purpose.
From Kerma, K309,12. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition