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String of beads

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This is a string of forty-five gilt glass beads. It includes a few barrel beads, a few truncated sphere beads, a large pendant bead, and two fancy cylinder beads with granulated surface.


From Egypt, Giza: G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room V. 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass and gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads