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String of ball beads

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Nine amethyst ball beads strung together.

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

Dimensions

Length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1261

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands