String of beads
Badarian, 4500–3800 B.C.
Object Place: Egypt, el-Mustagidda, Tomb 3522/2
66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Steatite and shell
Not On View
One string from a girdle of blue glazed steatite ring beads with white shell disk beads at intervals.
From El-Mustagidda, Tomb 3522/2. 1928-29, excavated by the British Museum Expedition to Egypt; given to the British Museum by the government of Egypt; 1955: acquired by the MFA by exchange with the British Museum.
By exchange with The British Museum