String of beads

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


Dimensions

Largest ball bead: 1.5 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 5/16 in.) Smallest ball bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Barrel bead: 1.4 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1886

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite, faience, glass, stone.

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Twenty beads on a string:
ten faience crumb beads (six are biconical, some flattened)
one is a cylinder, steatite
two barrel, one thick in glazed faience: one stone
three green biconical, glass

Twenty seven loose beads:
nine flattened biconical - faience crumb beads
four carnelian- three biconical, one ring
one rectangular black faience EM 122 written on it
one steatite cylinder
two fancy cylinder
one biconical steatite
one large cylinder, steatite, broken in two pieces
two black barrel, stone
one very thick green glazed ring
one black pendant, stone
one ball, glass
two square sided ball beads, glass
one green biconical, glass.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe, Dec. 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund