String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.4 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2621

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of one hundred and twelve faded faience cylinder beads of varying sizes, and one carnelian ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room IV debris. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–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