String of beads
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–354 A.D.
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple
Overall: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string of various shaped beads includes: five ball beads (one faience, four carnelian), four barrel beads (two large faience, one medium faience, one carnelian), two cylinder beads (faience), and nineteen ring beads (faience).
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple (GMT / J1 = pillared hall 27 / Lots a, c, d). 1911: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition