String of ball beads

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2100–2061 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2102

Dimensions

Length x depth of widest bead: 34.5 x 1.3 cm (13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1274

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Thirty-eight large faience ball beads with blue glaze.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, grave 2102. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition