Bead(s)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A Room IV debris

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) Diameter and length of bead: 0.2 x 1.7 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2738

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of thirty-one faded blue and green cylinder beads of various lengths.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room IV debris. 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