String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES 2122

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1279

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains approximately 140 green/blue ring beads, 2 green barrel beads, 4 cylinder beads (1 small and light green, 2 brown, 1 dark blue), 1 black ball bead, and 1 green, notched, broken cylinder 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