Ring beads

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 185-x

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1589

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group consists of a small number of faience ring beads (whole and fragments) of differing sizes. Also found but not included in register were scraps of unidentified material (stone, organic?) and two shavings of a shell (possibly from one of the neighboring earrings?)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 185-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