String of beads and amulet

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1309

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone or shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of 4 faience ball beads (two with rimmed spots), one bone or shell cylinder bead, two bone or shell disc beads and one faience Bes amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2100

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition