Beads from necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4516 C

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 33 cm (1 3/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

35-8-54a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience, gold leaf

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These faience cylinder beads have been reconstructed, probably incorrectly, as a collar. Their original stringing is uncertain. A single piece of gold foil from the same field number remains unattached.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4516 C. August 1935: 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