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String of ring beads

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This string consists of thirty-eight gray/blue stone ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2008. 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, Predynastic Period, before 3850–about 2960 B.C.

Mint

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: length, 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.) Overall: diameter of beads, 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1310

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads