Art/ Collection/ Art Object

String of 31 flattened pear-shaped beads

Period:
Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom
Date:
ca. 1981–1504 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Amethyst
Dimensions:
L. 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2891
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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