Disc beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 83-x

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.9 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1157

Medium or Technique

Bone or shell, leather, debris

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Twenty disc beads and fragments with leather fragments and debris. The beads are encrusted with a resinous  substance.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 83-x. 1916: 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