Barrel bead

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1457

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large barrel bead of cloudy quartz, with a patch of opaque green.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2106 / B

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition