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This string consists of five amethyst ball bead, one quartz rough ball bead, five carnelian ball beads, two carnelian bi-conical beads, two frit ball beads and one frit bi-conical bead.


From Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 19 B.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el Bersha, Egypt


Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.) Amethyst: Largest 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest 0.4cm Quartz ball: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Carnelian ball: Largest 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest 0.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, lapis-lazuli, crystal, shell, blue frit


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads