String of ball beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/A

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1301

Medium or Technique

Faience, diorite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of eight large faience ball beads and one diorite bal bead.

Provenance

FromEgypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/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