String of beads and amulet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/115/X

Dimensions

Overall: amulet, 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Overall: ball, 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1334

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of three large ball beads; one small cylinder bead; and one small heart amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/115/X. 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