String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, KG 2 tomb 2

Dimensions

Length of string x Diameter of bead x Width of bead: 8.9 x 0.3 x 0.1 cm (3 1/2 x 1/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1822

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of eighty six carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati (near Giza), KG 2 tomb 2. 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