1978.44.5 (Bead)

Disc-shaped beads of various colors. Strand strung on stiff nylon (?) thread with modern brass-colored circular spring closure. Accompanying printed label: "Bright Disc Beads. These brilliantly glazed multicolored disc shaped beads are representative of the high degree of jewelry craft from the XVIII Dynasty (1570-1349 B.C.)." According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, this is a modern restringing of Egyptian beads. Some double beads have been added that would not have been on a single strand.