String of beads

New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan


Overall length of string: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.) Diameter of ring bead and length of grooved barrel: 0.1 x 2.7 cm (1/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone, glass

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a group of strung beads composed of nineteen small blue and red faience or glass ring beads, eight ivory ring beads, one glass ball bead, four glass barrel beads, two glass grooved barrel beads, one fish pendant of brown stone, and one triple ring bead, possibly of glass.


From Zawyet el-Aryan; 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