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This necklace is composed of one hundred and thirty small carnelian ring beads and twenty-eight small steatite and faience ring and barrel beads.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan Tomb Z11/x, 1911: 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 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 65 cm length of necklace x 0.4 cm diameter of carnelian beads (25 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3135

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, lapis, turquoise (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands