String of barrel beads

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hu, Y 178

Dimensions

Overall length: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.) Diameter and length large bead: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.) Diameter and length small bead: 0.3 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.751

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of fifty-six translucent dark blue glass barrel beads.

The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt, Y 178. 1899: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription