Necklace with cylinder amulet case

Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1070


length of amulet: 4 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 in.) Length of string: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, glazed crystal, carnelian, and faience

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Composed of blue glazed crystal, carnelian ball beads, faience ball beads, two faience star beads and a cylindrical silver amulet (Egyptian import).


From Kerma, K 1067. 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 Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition