Necklace

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 514, neck of male burial

Dimensions

Single bead: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Clump of beads: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-328

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This group of beads contains over 300 black and white ring beads stuck in clumps with original stringing. A bit of mummy cloth is in with beads. The beads are from a necklace found on a male burial.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 514, neck of male burial. 1923: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition