String of beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 861 cm (339 in.) Diameter aball bead: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1376

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads is comprised of approximately 1200 cylinder beads strung in a double strand. The cylinder beads are usually separated by double-ring beads serving as spacer beads, although occasionally they are separated by two ring beads. There is a large ball bead in the center.

Provenance

From Egypt. No site or date on cards.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition