Beads

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511

Dimensions

Overall: 20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1416

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, hematite, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This broken string of beads has five faience disc beads, three large and two small faience ball beads, one large and fourteen small carnelian ball beads, one faience melon barrel bead, one plain faience barrel bead, nine faience ring beads of various sizes, one faience tear shaped pendant, three faience Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads (one finely incised), one hematite barrel bead, one glass lenticular bead, one faience sow amulet, one duck  pendant bead, and one faience pendant.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511. 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