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String of beads

These are two strings of beads, one with sixty-one faded cylinder beads, and the other with six faded barrel beads.

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

Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 1.8 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.) Overall length of string: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2686

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads