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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.


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.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands