String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2134

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1290

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains approximately thirty-two disc beads, forty-four smaller ring beads, and nine double beads (some broken).

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