String of beads

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 302/X

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3106

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, bone/shell (?)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of beads composed of one carnelian ball bead and twenty-six tiny faience disc beads of yellow, red, blue, gray, and green colors.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 302. 1910-11: 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.

(accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition