String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Overall: 38.6cm (15 3/16in Bead: 1.1 x 0.9 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1276

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of bead consists of forty-one biconical beads made of hematite, and graduated in size.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition