String of beads

Egyptian


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 135 cm (53 1/8 in.) Diameter and length largest cylinder bead: 0.5 x 4.6 cm (3/16 x 1 13/16 in.) Diameter and length smallest cylinder bead: 0.5 x 2.4 cm (3/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.689

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of seventy-five beads is comprised of forty-one cylinder beads of varying lengths, seventeen disc beads, sixteen ring or ball beads, and one barrel bead. There are also three loose cylinder beads and two loose ring beads. The modern stringing has a large strips of ancient [?] textile. [These added strips of textile are seen on a number of early acquisitions, apparently put together for the tourist trade.]

Provenance

From Egypt. Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes