String of beads

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

Findspot: Egypt, Saft el-Hinna, Tomb 212


Diameter carnelian ball beads and overall length: 0.3 x 17.5 cm (1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, bone, glass

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string is comprised of twenty-five carnelian ball beads, thirteen bone ring beads, one blue-green glass ball bead, fifty-three black glass ring beads and ten faience ring beads.


From Egypt, Saft el-Hinna (Goshen) Tomb 212. 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