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This is a string of 59 miscellaneous carnelian and other beads with amulets of carnelian, and a quartz crystal pendant. These beads are composed of the following field numbers: 24-3-69b= 1 barrel obsidian 24-3-69c=1 ball obsidian 24-3-69d= 4 ball carnelian 24-3-69e= 5 barrel carnelian 24-3-69f=...

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From Semna: S 548. Mar. 2, 1924:Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom(?),


Semna, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, quartz crystal, obsidian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads