String of beads

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 135

Dimensions

Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2561

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of beads composed of approximately thirty-one faience barrel beads and approximately seventy-four faience ring beads, as well as three carnelian ring beads and one reddish-purple glass ring bead.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 135. 1910-11: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition