String of beads

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2375 Y


Length: carnelian biconical 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Length: blue cylinder 2.1 cm (13/16 in.) Length: amulet 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, steatite

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads

This group of beads includes: one large carnelian biconical bead; one large faience cylinder bead; thirteen smaller faience and steatite cylinder beads; two carnelian barrel beads; one faience ring bead and twelve carnelian ring beads. In addition, there is an unusual vertical unidentifiable faience amulet.


From Egypt, Giza Pit G 2375 Y. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition