Strings of beads

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, debris of Room III

Dimensions

Overall: Length of longest string 57 cm (22 7/16 in.) Diameter and length of beads: 0.4 x 2.4 cm (3/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2595

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three strings of blue glass barrel beads. The longest string has thirty-five beads, the second has fourteen smaller beads, and the third has fifteen glass bead fragments. Mislabeled as 29-11-225.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of Room III. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–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