String of beads and amulets

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/A

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1320

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of two amethyst barrel beads; two carnelian ball beads and one carnelian barrel bead; one faience cylinder bead; one carnelian fly amulet; one amethyst fly amulet; and one carnelian hawk amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/A. 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