String of beads
Predynastic, Nagada IIc (Gerzean) Period
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 102
Length: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pottery, stone and shell
Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)
Necklace consisting of twenty-one black faience cylindrical beads, one cylindrical bead of hollow shell and a calcite drop pendant. It is likely that each bead was hand-rolled and pierced with an awl prior to being fired in a reducing atmosphere.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 102, no. 17, 18, 19. [M/102/17, M/102/18, M/102/19]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition