String of beads

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
50 B.C.–A.D. 337


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Overall necklace length: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.) Diameter of double ring bead: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest amber bead: 2.2 x 1.7 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of smallest amber bead: 0.3 x 0.5 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.) Length of blue barrel beads: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Diameter and length of smallest yellow conical bead: 0.2 x 0.5 cm (1/16 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest yellow conical bead: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

86.214

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of forty-nine beads. There are twenty-two amber colored beads of various shapes. There are also nine green cylinder beads, two black double ring beads, one single black ring bead, two blue barrel beads and twelve yellow conical beads. There is also one bead broken in half.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; October 28, 1885: voted to MFA at general meeting; February 1886: sent over to MFA.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription