Beads

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, Room V

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2680

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of seventeen beads of various shapes and types, strung on two strings, with ten beads on one string and seven on the other. They are made out of green, black, and red glass. Object Register says there are twenty three beads of ‘dark color’.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room V. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition