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Part of a necklace composed of nine carnelian ring beads, one amethyst ring bead, one blue frit barrel bead, one carnelian barrel bead, and three lotus-shaped faience pendants.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall length: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.) Length x width of largest bead: 1.3 x 0.6 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian


The Ancient World


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