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Necklace with scarab

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String of 141 spherical amethyst beads and 141 gold truncated cylinder beads, with an uninscribed amethyst scarab as a central element. Besides Nubian gold from the mines of the Eastern Desert, amethyst from the quarries of Wadi el-Hudi was of particular value to the Egyptians, especially in the...

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From Uronarti, Cemetery, Tomb 3. 1930: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1931: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Uronarti, Nubia (Sudan)


Length: 62 cm (24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, amethyst


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids