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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

12.1391

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads