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This string of eighty-nine beads includes forty-eight garnet ball beads, twenty-six carnelian ball beads, five carnelian barrel beads, one faience ring bead, four amethyst ball beads, three amethyst lenticular beads, one amethyst barrel bead and one crystal ball bead. In addition, there is a...

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From Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Q 23. 1899: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt


Overall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.) Scarab length x width x thickness: 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, garnet ,amethyst, faience, crystal


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads