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String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.) length

Accession Number

11.873

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, faience, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Necklace composed of one hundred and forty-five alabaster disc beads, one faience and one ivory ball bead. From Gizeh.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition