String of beads

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 0–2
3100–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, tomb 8

Dimensions

Width x Diameter x Length: 0.3 x 0.7 x 2.7 cm (1/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1824.1-9

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of nine carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, tomb 8 [K.G.8]. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition