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Beads

Shell disc beads, five amethyst beads, ten carnelian ball beads, three odd beads. From El Kab.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

El Kab, Egypt

Accession Number

97.1090

Medium or Technique

Shell, amethyst, carnelian and faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads