String of beads

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1 or 2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 2/7

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 diameter of largest bead x 13.2 cm overall length of string (1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3102

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of beads composed of thirty-three large, coarse faience disc beads which are badly weathered. One loose bead is broken in two pieces.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 2/7 1910: 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: Dcember 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition