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Amethyst and carnelian beads, strung with 4 talons of bone covered with silver plating. Original order not recovered. From right ankle of body. (See group 21.970-984).

Provenance

From N 453 b, Naga el-Deir. 1904: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Naga el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.985

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, bone, silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Anklets