String of beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

11.3121

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition