Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple
Other: cylinder 1.7 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.) Other: barrel 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a group of fifty-two beads. Forty seven are thick cylinder beads with dark blue glaze. There are also five barrel beads, one of them with a granulated surface. They are in good condition. There were once strung together, but many are now loose.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 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