String of ring beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2109

Dimensions

Overall: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1287

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of approximately 750 dark brown ring beads.

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