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One necklace composed of six faience ring beads, seven faience Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads (one of which has details in dark brown), one carnelian barrel bead, and one crudely modeled faience amulet of Bes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 37 (intrusive). 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall length of necklace: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Length x width of largest bead: 2.8 x 1.5 cm (1 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2570

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands