String of beads

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Saft el-Hinna, Tomb S 71


Legacy dimension: .26 double

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, jasper

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a string of approximately 250 red biconical ring beads. Seven blue biconical ring beads are strung in the center and there is one blue bead on each end. A red jasper hair ring is strung in the center.


From Egypt, Saft el-Hinna (Goshen) Tomb S 71. 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription