String of beads

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, N.W. corner / pyramid

Dimensions

Diameter and length of largest bead: 1.1 x 1.4 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2576

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of beads composed of four Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads (three of which are highly detailed), one carnelian ring bead, one carnelian barrel bead, two eye beads of gray color with black decoration, four faience ring beads of different colors, and five fragments of faience.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, N.W. corner / pyramid. 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