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String of beads

Necklace composed of one hundred and forty-five alabaster disc beads, one faience and one ivory ball bead. From Gizeh.


From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Alabaster, faience, ivory


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads