String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1294

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains nine barrel and twenty ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B. 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