Disk beads from a leather garment

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1806-78

Dimensions

Overall: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1411

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Five cylinder beads in blue faience, about twenty-six ring beads and part of original thread and two pieces of debris. The fragments of leather associated with three light and dark blue beads indicates that they once adorned an item made of leather.

Provenance

From Kerma, grave K 1805-77. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition