String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Length: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1447

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of one large barrel bead, one large ball bead, one cylinder bead, and one Eye of Horus (wedjat) with details in black.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 113

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition