String of beads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
4200–3250 B.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) length

Accession Number

11.1025

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, quartz, glazed steatite, lapis

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of eleven beads, including: two lapis truncated spherical beads, three glazed steatite ring beads, one rectangular lapis bead pierced lengthwise, one lapis triangular drop bead pierced through the back, one roughly rectangular lapis bead pierced top-to-bottom, one cylindrical lapis bead, one cylindrical quartz bead, one cylindrical carnelian bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 1910: 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