String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 104 cm (40 15/16 in.) Diameter and length of barrel bead: 0.7 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Diameter and length of shell bead: 0.8 x 0.9 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.) Diameter and length of lenticular bead: 0.7 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3423

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, glass (?)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of approximately 460 small blue faience ring beads, two black faience ball beads, one blue faience ball bead, one black barrel bead (glass?), one small shell pierced at one end, one tiny blue ring bead and one tiny blue barrel bead. There are also two loose, blue faience beads, one barrel bead and one lenticular bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza debris. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition