String millefiore and assorted beads

Greco-Roman Period
A.D. 30–364


Length x Diameter (largest bead): 40 x 0.6 cm (15 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, gold, and carnelian with modern gold end pieces

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Eight millefiore glass tubular beads; six variegated glass barrels; eight gold ball beads; thirty carnelian ball and ring beads. Modern gold end pieces.


Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1947, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Goddard and Josephine Du Bois