String of beads
Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh
Overall: 38.6cm (15 3/16in Bead: 1.1 x 0.9 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string of bead consists of forty-one biconical beads made of hematite, and graduated in size.
From Egypt, Mesheikh. 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.
Findspot Information: From Mesheikh (Mes / 139 / B). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition