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One string of eighty-one uniform carnelian barrel beads.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan tomb 113. Z/113/10, 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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: 52 cm length of necklace x 0.6 cm diameter of barrel bead (20 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2558

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands