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String of beads

This is a string of 28 beads including 4 Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads, 9 cylinder beads, 4 barrel beads, multiple ring beads of varying thickness, and one large cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A. 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 to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?), 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1260

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads