String of beads
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Overall: 114.2 cm (44 15/16 in.) Diameter and length, cylinder: 0.3 x 1.9 cm (1/8 x 3/4 in.) Diameter: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Faience and amethyst
Not On View
This is a string of ninety-two blue faience cylinders, one disc bead, two amethyst ball beads, three melon beads; amulets. Amulets include schematic Tawerets or wadjet eyes and cross-hatched plaques.
From Nubia, Kerma. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition