Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (sudan), Semna, Tomb S 553

Dimensions

Largest: 1.1 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.) Smallest: 0.2 x 0.6 cm (1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.883

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are thirty two irregular beads and three pendants strung together.
There are:
-made of carnelian: seven melon beads, seven barrel beads, seven ring beads, two ball beads, one cylinder bead, two drop pendants.
-made of garnet: three barrel beads, two ball beads.
-made of hematite: one ball bead.
made of quartz: one ring bead
-made of black and white stone: one drop pendant.

Provenance

From Semna: S 553, [Excav. date] March 3, 1924

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition