String of ball beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, debris of Room III

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 79 cm (31 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of beads: 0.5 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.867

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of one hundred and ninety-eight yellow/brown glass ball beads and three fragments of ball beads. Field #29-11-222; c.f. 31.866.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Egypt, Giza: Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of Room III. 1929: 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