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One necklace composed of approximately one hundred and twenty-nine ring beads, eight rectangular beads, three cylinder beads, one scarab, one cowrie bead, and one multiple ring bead. From Zawiyet el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, Tomb Z/231/X4. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall length of necklace: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest bead: 0.5 x 2 cm (3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2568

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands