String of beads

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1429

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of about eighteen faience ring beads; one carnelian barrel bead; one large faience ball bead; one faience disc bead; 6 faience spacer beads, five of which could accommodate five strands and one three strands; and one domed glass (?) bead that is black topped with white and a black center

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes/ 2512. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition