String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/136/A

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1281

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of forty-six beads contains four conical beads, three barrel beads, one cylinder beads, twelve ring beads and twenty-six ball beads. The surface of the beads is uneven and many are misshapen.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/136/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