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String of beads and amulets

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2109

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1304

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one amazonite barrel bead; one crystal ring bead with a large boring; one black stone  multiple ring bead; and three tiny faience amulets.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2109. 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