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String of beads

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This string consists of one large barrel bead, one large ball bead, one cylinder bead, and one Eye of Horus (wedjat) with details in black.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 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. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 113

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

Length: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1447

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads