String of ball beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A

Dimensions

Length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1261

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Nine amethyst ball beads strung together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A. 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