String of beads and pendant

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M 958

Dimensions

Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3737

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of one large carnelian tapered cylindrical pendant, pierced at the top, along with two carnelian ring beads and a faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition