Art/ Collection/ Art Object

String of 8 beads

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
3rd to 4th Century A.D.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Black glass (imitation hematite?)
Dimensions:
l. 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.3189
Not on view
These round glass beads are colored to imitate semi-precious stone. Here the black glass may represent hematite.
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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