String of beads and Imsety amulet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter disc beads: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) Length x width amulet: 5.6 x 2 cm (2 3/16 x 13/16 in.) Diameter and length largest cylinder bead: 0.4 x 4.5 cm (3/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Diameter and length smallest cylinder bead: 0.4 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.684

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string is comprised of thirty-nine disc beads, forty-three long cylinder beads (one with a dark stripe), and one Imsety amulet (bored at each end). The modern stringing has a small strip of ancient [?] textile. [The added strip of textile is seen on a number of early acquisitions, apparently put together for the tourist trade.]

Provenance

From Egypt. Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes