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This string of beads is composed of one hundred and thirty faience barrel beads and one flat biconical bead.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan tomb 111. Z/111/5, 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date October 11, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 65.8 cm length of necklace x 0.4 cm diameter of barrel bead (25 7/8 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of biconical bead: 1.5 x 1.8 cm (9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2553

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands