String of beads

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, Tomb S 520

Dimensions

Overall: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) length of string.

Accession Number

27.1439

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, shell, amethyst, faience, silver

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Necklace elements (strung together) composed of:

Six faience drop pendants, two with silver (?) caps and all with tiny carnelian ring (6 total) at the bottom end;
ten amethyst ball beads in graduated sizes;
one tiny amethyst ball bead;
three amethyst disc beads;
thirty-five carnelian disc/ball beads in varying sizes;
one large carnelian ball bead;
thirteen bone/shell ring beads;
approximately fifty tiny faience ring beads;
three silver ring beads;
three light green glass paste thick disc beads;
two wedjat eye faience beads.

Provenance

From Semna, Tomb S 520 [Excav. date] Feb. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition