String of beads

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 7757 A, room V

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.864

Medium or Technique

Glass and gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of forty-five gilt glass beads. It includes a few barrel beads, a few truncated sphere beads, a large pendant bead, and two fancy cylinder beads with granulated surface.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza: G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room V. 1929: 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