String of ring beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/A

Dimensions

Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1335

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of approximately 350 blue/green faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Tomb Mes/136/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