String of beads

Egyptian
Saitic(?)


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2501

Dimensions

Overall: 146 cm (57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1316

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Faience: about eighty long, thin, faience cylinder beads, about fifty small faience ring beads, about ten larger faience ring beads, about fifteen faience melon ring beads, three carnelian barrel and two carnelian ball beads; two stone ball beads, four faience ball beads, one faience double ball bead, two large faience cylinder beads, one faience barrel bead, one stone  faceted barrel bead, and one faience Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. Mes/2501. 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