String of barrel beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/A

Dimensions

Other: 63 cm (24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1390

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of 79 dull brown faience barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/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