Beads

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Asyut

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 0.5 x 1.8 cm (11/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1892

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

About 500 ring beads on string, restrung. With one ball bead at one end, and one large flattened biconical bead in the center. Original string in the box.

Provenance

From Asyut. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund