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Necklace of scarab and beads

Necklace composed of sixty-five travertine discs, two carnelian balls, sixteen faience and frit discs, one small green scarab, one cowrie shell and a fine carnelian flat, elliptical bead. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt; 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number

11.2574

Medium or Technique

Green mineral, shell, frit, faience, carnelian, travertine

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids