String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) Ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1284

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of twenty-five carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh (Mes / 139 / B). 1912: 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