Beads

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb u 36

Dimensions

Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

03.1853

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains forty-one semi-opaque light green cylinder beads, one large white barrel bead, and 3 ball beads.

The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Egypt, Abydos, tomb u 36. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription