Necklace

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2690 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/17?

Dimensions

Overall: 36 cm length of necklace x 0.8 cm diameter of carnelian beads (14 3/16 x 5/16 in.) Diameter of faience ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3122

Medium or Technique

Carnelian and faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace consisting of one hundred and seventy-seven beads includes twelve rough carnelian ring beads and one hundred and sixty-five small faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). M/17?
1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Tomb 17? not on tomb card

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition