String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A

Dimensions

Overall: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1267

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of approximately 311 dark brown faience cylinder, barrel, and ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A. 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