String of stone and shell beads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 517

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 72 x 1.2 cm (28 3/8 x 1/2 in.) (largest bead)

Accession Number

13.3513

Medium or Technique

Olivine, black steatite, and shell beads

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 517. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition