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This is a group of eight strung beads and pendants, including three ivory(?) spirals, one faience barrel bead, one amazonite jug pendant, one faience crumb ball bead, one carnelian drop pendant and one carnelian oval pendant.


From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2127. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period,


Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ivory? Shell?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants