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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

12.1285

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads