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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

21.10557

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads