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String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2122

Dimensions

Length: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1275

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains eleven ring beads and one barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2122. 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