Art/ Collection/ Art Object

String of beads

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada II–Naqada III
Date:
ca. 3650–3100 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abadiya, Cemetery R, Burial R191, EEF excavations 1898–99
Medium:
Faience, carnelian, stone, glass, shell (marine), hematite, resin, limestone, bone, Nacre, Pearl, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), Amber, paste
Dimensions:
L. 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number:
99.4.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated 1898-9 by Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abadiyeh. Allotted to the EEF by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Received by the Museum through subscription.

Related Objects

Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with her Young

Date: ca. 2289–2246 BC Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint, resin and pigment Accession: 30.8.134, 1992.338-related On view in:Gallery 103

Jewelry of the Child Myt

Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C. Medium: Gold, carnelian, silver, glass, blue paste, feldspar, amethyst, jasper, rock crystal, resin, linen twine, leather Accession: 22.3.320–.324-related On view in:Gallery 105

String of beads

Date: ca. 3650–3100 B.C. Medium: Carnelian, blue glass, black stone, marine shell, nacre (mother of pearl), hematite (1 bead) Accession: 99.4.6 On view in:Gallery 101

Fragmentary Face of King Khafre

Date: ca. 2520–2494 B.C. Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) Accession: 26.7.1392 On view in:Gallery 103

String of beads

Date: ca. 3800–3300 B.C. Medium: Carnelian, stone (black, white and brown), possibly quartz, shell, travertine (Egyptian alabaster), lapis lazuli, obsidian, copper Accession: 99.4.2 On view in:Gallery 101