This necklace is composed primarily of seventy-two carnelian disc and ring beads, one of which is faceted, eleven faience ring beads and amulets, and one large lapis lazuli rectangular bead drilled along the length and width.
From Mesaid, grave 808. 1913: 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. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.
Overall: 25.5 cm length of necklace x 0.3 cm diameter of carnelian bead (10 1/16 x 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of rectangular bead: 0.9 x 2.6 cm (3/8 x 1 in.) Diameter and length of amulets: 0.6 x 1.1 cm (1/4 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, faience and lapis