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String of beads

String of beads composed of four Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads (three of which are highly detailed), one carnelian ring bead, one carnelian barrel bead, two eye beads of gray color with black decoration, four faience ring beads of different colors, and five fragments of faience.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, N.W. corner / pyramid. 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. Z / N.W. corner / pyramid

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads