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String of beads

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This string of forty-six beads contains four conical beads, three barrel beads, one cylinder beads, twelve ring beads and twenty-six ball beads. The surface of the beads is uneven and many are misshapen.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/136/A. 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

Overall: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1281

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads