String of beads and amulet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/134/3

Dimensions

Length: 42.7 cm (16 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1272

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains thirty-three large ball beads; seventeen small ball and cylinder beads and a Djed-sign amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/134/3. 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