String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/A

Dimensions

Other: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1391

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, silver, travertine (Egyptian alabaster) or glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of two carnelian barrel beadss; one hollow silver barrel bead; five black faience ball beads; one alabaster or white glass (?) short cylinder bead, two Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/A. 1912: 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