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This necklace consisting of one hundred and seventy-seven beads includes twelve rough carnelian ring beads and one hundred and sixty-five small faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). M/17? 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Tomb 17? not on tomb card

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850–2690 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 36 cm length of necklace x 0.8 cm diameter of carnelian beads (14 3/16 x 5/16 in.) Diameter of faience ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3122

Medium or Technique

Carnelian and faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands