String of ring beads

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
about 2100–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2134

Dimensions

Overall: length, 6 cm (2 3/8 in.) Overall: diameter of bead, 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1297

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string contains nineteen large carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2134. 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