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String of ring beads

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This string contains nineteen large carnelian ring beads.

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, First Intermediate Period, about 2100–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: length, 6 cm (2 3/8 in.) Overall: diameter of bead, 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1297

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads