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String of beads

This is a string of one hundred and twelve faded faience cylinder beads of varying sizes, and one carnelian ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room IV debris. 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

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.4 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2621

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads