String of ring beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/B

Dimensions

Overall: 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.) Diameter and length: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1291

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of approximately four hundred small ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/B. 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