String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/B

Dimensions

Other: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1432

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of about forty-five ring beads, ten ball beads, and five cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/B. 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