String of Beads, Serpentinite

String of Beads

Period:
Predynastic Period
Date:
ca. 3850–2960 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Serpentinite
Dimensions:
L. 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2944a–c
Not on view
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.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24, fig. 18.