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This string of beads includes: twenty-nine amethyst barrel beads, twenty-seven carnelian ball beads, one carnelian lenticular bead, one carnelian ring bead, one carnelian scarab, one carnelian beetle, one amazonite cylinder bead, ten garnet beads and seven reddish-purple glass beads of various...

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From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Object Place

El Kab, Egypt


Overall: 72.5 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Garnet, amethyst, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads