String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2102

Dimensions

Overall: biconical, 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Overall: lenticular, 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Overall: ball, 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1332

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of two large amethyst biconical beads, four small amethyst ball beads, three carnelian ball beads and two lenticular carnelian beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2102. 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