String of barrel beads

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 142 cm (55 7/8 in.) Diameter and length of beads: 0.6 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.865

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of eighty-three opaque blue glass barrel beads. The remainder of this field number 29-11-212 consists of an additional twenty-two blue glass barrel beads not strung here and given the accession number of 29.2589.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza: Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) 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