String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B

Dimensions

Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1296

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains three large and four small barrel beads and thirteen ball beads of graduated sizes.

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