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String of beads

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This is a string of twenty-five carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh (Mes / 139 / B). 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, Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, D, 2323–2040 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) Ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1284

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads