String of cowrie-shaped beads
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–364 A.D.
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2
Overall: 37.4 cm length of strings x 0.9 cm bead diameter (14 3/4 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object consists of twenty-eight faience beads shaped like cowrie shells. They are strung in three sections and some preserve traces of color.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J2 (= sloping corridor 28), between pillar 6 and wall. 1907: 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition