String of beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 544 A

Dimensions

Cylinder bead: 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.); Smallest ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.); Largest ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.); Smallest ring bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.); Largest ring bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Length of string of beads: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-196

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group consisting of:
a) one chipped cylinder bead;
b) seventy-five ball beads;
c) one hundred and ten ring beads.
The ball beads and ring beads are all strung together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 544 A. 1923: 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