String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 68.5 cm (25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1025

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads includes: seventy ball beads, nine pendant beads(large and small), six lenticular beads (large and small), three ring beads, one sphinx bead, one barrel bead and one amulet (?)

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription