Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K1016(Subidiary of KX)


Necklace length: 33cm (13in.) Amethyst ball beads width: 0.9 cm-0.5 cm (3/8 in.) Carnelain ball beads width: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Glass ball beads width: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Melon beads: 0.8 cm-0.6 cm (5/16 in.) Ape amulet: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Drop pendant: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, glass.

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Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace consists of six amethyst ball beads, twenty three carnelian ball beads, four blue glass ball beads, 29 melon beads, one small carnelian ape amulet, and one carnelian drop shaped bead.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma: tomb K 1061 (subsidiary of tomb KX).1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition