Barrel bead

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M 939

Dimensions

Overall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3735

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large amethyst barrel bead chipped at one end (carnelian barrel and faience discs listed on record currently not found with ameythist 12/10/01).

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesaid, M 939. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition