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Necklace of thirty-seven conical beads and two hundred ring beads, both of blue and brown color.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 1911: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.3 cm diameter of conical bead x 63 cm length of necklace (1/8 x 24 13/16 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3100

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands