String of beads and amulets

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B

Dimensions

Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1286

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of about fifteen faience ring beads, about thirteen faience barrel beads, two fused glass ring beads and three small unidentifiable broken amulets (two faience, one steatite).

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B. 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