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This string of thirty-five beads contains 30 disc beads of various sizes of blue glass and black faience, 3 ball beads of black faience, 1 large barrel bead of glass, and 1 small barrel bead of glass.


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes 2134. 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–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6, 2323–2040 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt


Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads