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Long cylinder with rows of gold nobs applied. Crushed. [Alternate Text:] The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler's art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety...

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From Semna: S 560. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 3, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Semna, Nubia (Sudan)


Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads