Beads

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Large ball bead: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) Small ball bead: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Barrel bead: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.683

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This consists of two strings of beads and several loose beads. One string is comprised of six barrel beads, seven ball beads, and two flattened biconical beads. The other has one large thick ring bead, fifteen barrel beads, and five ball beads. There are three loose barrel beads, one barrel bead in an envelope, and twenty-one loose ball beads.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription