String of faience and stone beads

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 218, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 20.3 cm length of string x 0.4 cm diameter of cylinder bead (8 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of carnelian barrel bead: 0.9 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2584

Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of beads composed of twenty-one cylinder beads, seven carnelian ring beads, one carnelian barrel bead, and one lotus pendant.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 218. 1910-11: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition