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This armlet consists of fifty-five beads: thirty-seven carnelian ring beads,eight amethyst barrel beads, five amethyst ball beads, one amethyst lenticular bead, two carnelian lenticular beads and two dark green stone lenticular beads. The beads are from the left elbow of the body and are in the...

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From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, tomb N 453 b. 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


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.) Carnelian rings: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Amethyst lenticular bead: 1.3 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.) Carnelian lenticular bead: 1.9 x 2.2 cm (3/4 x 7/8 in.) Green stone lenticular bead: 1.7 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, green stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads