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This string of bead consists of forty-one biconical beads made of hematite, and graduated in size.

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 / 139 / B). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 38.6cm (15 3/16in Bead: 1.1 x 0.9 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1276

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads