Barrel bead

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Length: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1458

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One broken dark amethyst barrel bead.

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