String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes 2134

Dimensions

Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1285

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of thirty-five beads contains 30 disc beads of various sizes of blue glass and black faience, 3 ball beads of black faience, 1 large barrel bead of glass, and 1 small barrel bead of glass.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes 2134. 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