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This necklace consists of thirty-three beads: thirty-two barrel beads and one cylinder bead. It is from the neck of a body. (See group 21.970-971; 21.973-985).

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 B. 1904: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.) Barrel beads: 0.9 x 1.2 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.)- 1.2 x 1.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.) Cylinder bead: 0.6 x 2 cm (1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.972

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands