Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Rifeh

Dimensions

Overall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.) Diameter of carnelian : 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter of faience ball: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.553

Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of fifty-eight faience ball beads of similar size, twenty-four carnelian ring beads and two carnelian barrel beads. The bead pattern is essentially four ball beads followed by two ring beads. In two sections the four ball beads are followed by a barrel bead. Three of the ball beads are broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir Rifa. (Group 228).

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription