String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2102

Dimensions

Overall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1257

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of about 220 small dark brown ball beads and twenty-eight small barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2102. 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