String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/128/A

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1280

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains approximately one hundred ring beads, ten cylinder beads, one biconical bead, one barrel bead, two large ball beads, and barrel beads and one Bes  and four hawk amulets.

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