Necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2224 A

Dimensions

Overall length of necklace: 216 cm (85 1/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 1.6 cm (1/16 x 5/8 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.3 x 0.1 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3404

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace of 1126 beads is composed of 1040 ring beads and eighty-six cylinder beads, both of blue-glazed faience.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Pit G 2224 A. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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