String of beads
Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2102
Overall: biconical, 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Overall: lenticular, 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Overall: ball, 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string consists of two large amethyst biconical beads, four small amethyst ball beads, three carnelian ball beads and two lenticular carnelian beads.
From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2102. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition