Beads

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Other: cylinder 1.7 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.) Other: barrel 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.977

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of fifty-two beads. Forty seven are thick cylinder beads with dark blue glaze. There are also five barrel beads, one of them with a granulated surface. They are in good condition. There were once strung together, but many are now loose.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition