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This string consists of two carnelian barrel beadss; one hollow silver barrel bead; five black faience ball beads; one alabaster or white glass (?) short cylinder bead, two Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads.


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/136/A. 1912: 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, Dynast, 2323–2040 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt


Other: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, silver, travertine (Egyptian alabaster) or glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads