Bead

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A

Dimensions

Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1308

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One gray-blue slightly iridescent cylinder bead with four crocodiles in raised relief.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition