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Necklace (fragment)

Assortment of small faience, carnelian and alabaster ball and disc beads, with 2 small cowrie shells.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan Z / 61 / X. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Zawiyet el-Aryan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian and faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands