String of beads
Naqada II (Gezean) 3650–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 925
Overall: 35 cm length of string x 0.5 cm diameter of ring and barrel beads (13 3/4 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of agate bead: 1 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, faience, and stone
Not On View
This string of ninety-four beads is composed of fifteen carnelian ring beads, nine steatite ring beads, eleven blue glass ring beads, eleven lapis ring beads, forty-six black glass cylinder beads, one black stone barrel bead, and one olive-colored agate ball bead.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 925 [M/925]. 1913: 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