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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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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.


Zawiet-el-Aryan, Egypt


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.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands