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The child's necklace is made up primarily of truncated ball and barrel beads of carnelian, and cylindrical beads of carnelian and limestone, one amethyst barrel, fifteen faience disc beads; and one small faience X-shaped bead and small broken pendant (?), surrounding a finely carved pendant in...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 118. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, limestone, quartz, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands