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Beaded armlet with arm amulets

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Amethyst, carnelian and green stone beads of various shapes, strung with 6 silver amulets in form of an arm. In original order, from right elbow of body. (See group 21.970-975; 21.977-985).


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


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, green stone, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets