String of beads


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2375 A


Overall length of string: 250 cm (98 7/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 2.7 cm (1/16 x 1 1/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.2 x 0.4 cm (1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

This string of 551 beads consists of 204 cylinder beads and 347 ring beads. The beads are of faience and glass, and have white buff, green, and dark blue or black glaze.


From Egypt, Giza Pit G 2375 A. 1913: 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.

Findspot Information: Giza G 2375 A

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition