String of beads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 2

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.) - length of string

Accession Number

13.3535

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of two carnelian ring beads, one glass barrel bead and about 40 cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 2. 1913: 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