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Ivory spacer bead

Bar pierced with eight 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 12.1330 is not certain.


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.


Mesheikh, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads