String of date-shaped beads

Egyptian
Roman Period
About A.D. 100


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall length: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of bead: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.897

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

The 58 beads are currently strung on monofilament with the smallest beads at the ends and larger beads in the center, which suggests that the ornament was a graduated bead necklace. Each bead is ovoid in shape and bichromatic in color. The body of the bead is apple green in color with a yellow tread of glass around the wider end.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1930, with Miss Lily Place; 1930, gift of Miss Lily Place to the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts; 1958, sold by the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts to Blumka Gallery, 209 East 72 Street, New York, NY, 10021; 1976, sold by Louis Blumka's widow Ruth to Dr. Benson Harer, M.D., Seattle Washington; 2007, gift of Benson Harer to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of W. Benson Harer, Jr. and Pamela K. Harer