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This is a necklace of forty-three rectangular faience beads with worn glaze and incised diagonal lines, and one faience ring bead at one end of the string. Also attached are two glazed faience amulet beads of the goddess Taweret, one of which has 11.2573 written on it (all strung together),...

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Provenance

From Zawiet-el-Aryan, Egypt; 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 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiet-el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 29 cm length of necklace (11 7/16 in.) Diameter and length: 0.5 cm diameter of rectangular beads x 1 cm length of amulets (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2579

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands