String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2134

Dimensions

Overall: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1292

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains approximately 140 ring beads, 2 large ball beads, 2 large cylinder beads, 2 Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads, 1 barrel bead and 1 flattened cylinder bead with notched sides.

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