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String of beads

Necklace composed of one hundred and forty-five alabaster disc beads, one faience and one ivory ball bead. From Gizeh.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.873

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, faience, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads