String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/140/B

Dimensions

Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1252

Medium or Technique

Carnellian, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains twenty-six carnelian ball beads, three carnelian barrel beads and two amethyst barrel beads and one amethyst lenticular bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/140/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