String of beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2375 A

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 250 cm (98 7/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 2.7 cm (1/16 x 1 1/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.2 x 0.4 cm (1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3395

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of 551 beads consists of 204 cylinder beads and 347 ring beads. The beads are of faience and glass, and have white buff, green, and dark blue or black glaze.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Pit G 2375 A. 1913: 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: Giza G 2375 A

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition