String of ball beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/140/B

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1251

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains ten large carnelian ball beads and five smaller amethyst ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/140/B. 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