Beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4410, chamber debris

Dimensions

Length (cylinder beads): 0.5 to 1.3 cm (3/16 to 1/2 in.); Length (ring beads): 0.63 cm (1/4 in.); Length x width (Terminal): 2.7 x 3.1 cm (1 1/6 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-12-50

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of forty-one beads. Thirty-nine are cylinder beads and two are ring beads. There is also one large fragment of a necklace terminal with holes bored through it.

Provenance

From Giza, G4410, chamber debris. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition