String of beads

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–354 A.D.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.997

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of various shaped beads includes: five ball beads (one faience, four carnelian), four barrel beads (two large faience, one medium faience, one carnelian), two cylinder beads (faience), and nineteen ring beads (faience).

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple (GMT / J1 = pillared hall 27 / Lots a, c, d). 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