Pendants

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7253 D

Accession Number

29.2042

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

These 34 drop-shaped beads of pale faience once formed part of a broad collar. Thirty-three of the beads are currently strung together with ring beads that probably come from the same collar. One additional drop bead remains loose. A pair of similarly colored faience terminals (27-4-254) may well come from the same collar.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7253 D. 1927: 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