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Uninscribed. From right wrist of body. Traces of string were found in the lengthwise piercing. (See group 21.970-980; 21.982-985).

Provenance

From N 453 b, Naga el-Deir. 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.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Nag el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.981

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids