String of beads
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple
Overall length of string: 300 cm (118 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 - 0.6 x 0.8 - 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.3 - 0.6 x 0.1 - 0.2 cm (1/4 x 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string of beads is composed of five hundred and thirty-two beads from several necklaces and includes two hundred and sixty-one long cylindrical beads, one black ball bead, two blue eye beads, two hundred single ring beads, thirty-seven multiple ring beads, and thirty-one figure eight ring beads. The glazes for all beads are of blue, green, black, and beige colors.
From Egypt, Giza Menkaura Pyramid 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.
Findspot Information: From Giza. GMT / forecourt / N. W. corner
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition