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Necklace consisting of twenty-one black faience cylindrical beads, one cylindrical bead of hollow shell and a calcite drop pendant. It is likely that each bead was hand-rolled and pierced with an awl prior to being fired in a reducing atmosphere.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 102, no. 17, 18, 19. [M/102/17, M/102/18, M/102/19]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic, Nagada IIc (Gerzean) Period, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Length: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.3120

Medium or Technique

Pottery, stone and shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands