String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, El Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.) Steatite bead: 0.9 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.) Ring beads: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Bone ring: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1029

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of about 225 carnelian ring beads, two broeken faience barel beads, and five faience ring beads. There is one rectangular glazed steatite bead at one end and one bone ring at the other.

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