String of beads

Egyptian
Roman
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, North of Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) Largest bead: 0.7 x 1.7 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.) Smallest bead: 0.2 x 0.1 cm (1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.780

Medium or Technique

Glass, stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of fifty-three glass and stone beads of many colors and shapes includes fourteen cylinder beads, one double ball bead and six biconical beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, North of Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription