String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B9

Dimensions

Overall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1289

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains twenty-six ball beads and two barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B9. 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