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This string of one hundred forty-three beads is composed of fourteen gold cylinder beads, twenty-one large dark red carnelian ball beads and one hundred eight small carnelian ball beads.


From Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Tomb X 68. 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. (Accession Date: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt


Length: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads