String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A Room IV debris

Dimensions

Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 1.8 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.) Overall length of string: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2686

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These are two strings of beads, one with sixty-one faded cylinder beads, and the other with six faded barrel beads.

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