String of beads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Badarian, 4500–3800 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, el-Mustagidda, Tomb 3522/2

Dimensions

66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.66

Medium or Technique

Steatite and shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One string from a girdle of blue glazed steatite ring beads with white shell disk beads at intervals.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

By exchange with The British Museum