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

Other: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1389

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains approximately eighty ring beads of varying thicknesses.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, 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