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Thirty-eight large faience ball beads with blue glaze.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, grave 2102. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, 2100–2061 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Length x depth of widest bead: 34.5 x 1.3 cm (13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1274

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands