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Ivory spacer bead

Bar pierced with ten holes. Note that this object is not on the tomb card from Mesheikh 2102. The spacer bead there is green faience. Therefore the provenance of this and 12.1331 is not certain.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, Mes / 2102. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?), 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1330

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads