String of beads

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, D
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Overall: 25cm (9 13/16in.) Largest: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1282

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of fifty dark garnet barrel beads, 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
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition