Beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/143

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 0.4 x 1.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1441

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One long faience barrel bead with a black spiral band on blue glaze and one small carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/143. 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