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String of beads

This is a string of ninety-two cylinder beads of various lengths with glaze preserved on some and eight ring beads of buff, blue, green, and black glaze. One barrel bead was not found.


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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall length of string: 84 cm (33 1/16 in.) Diameter and length of ring beads: 0.2 x 0.4 cm (1/16 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of average cylinder bead: 0.3 x 1 cm (1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads