This is a string of ninety-four carnelian ball beads with a central scarab of dark green stone, possibly jasper. The design on the base consists of a lotus flower and buds.
From Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan Tomb Z/77/X, 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.
Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt
Overall: 32 cm length of necklace x 0.5 cm diameter of ball bead (12 5/8 x 3/16 in.) Length x width of scarab: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)
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