String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, El Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.) Diameter carnelian beads: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Diameter ring beads: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1023

Medium or Technique

Carnelian and faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of about one hundred and twenty carnelian ring and/or ball beads (some bevelled) and six small green faience ring beads.

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