String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Dimensions

Length carnelian barrel: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3415

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of two carnelian barrel beads, four faience barrel beads and one faience cylinder bead. They were found on the left wrist of a mummy.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy), [on left wrist of mummy]. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition