String of beads

Egyptian


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.) Diameter ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter barrel bead: 0.6 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.) Length x width pendant: 3.5 x 3 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1624

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads is comprised of thirty-six alternating ball and barrel beads. In the center is a large vase-shaped pendant flanked by two tiny ring beads

Provenance

Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1947, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Goddard and Josephine Du Bois