String of beads

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, el-Hiba

Dimensions

Overall: 25 overall length x 1.8 cm (diameter of largest bead)

Accession Number

03.1852

Medium or Technique

Glass, faience, amethyst, quartz

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains one faience ball bead (1.8 cm), one quartz ball bead (.9 cm), two amethyust barrel beads (.9 x .7 cm), nine glass cylinder beads, ten glass ball beads, one biconical glass bead, four large glass ring beads and one double ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, el-Hiba. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription;