Shells and beads
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 78
Bead: 1.7cm (11/16in.) Shell: 3.6 x 1.7 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Shell, faience and stone
Not On View
This is a group of thirty-five objects: three shells ( two “clam type” shells and one black and white periwinkle shell), four blue faience ball beads, one black and white mottled stone ball bead and 27 tiny blue faience ring beads. Two fragments of pierced blue faience are also present.
From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K 78. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition : assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition