String of barrel beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/140/B

Dimensions

Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1256

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains twenty barrel 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