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This is a string of sixteen beads in total: ten small and four large beads. It is comprised of one scarab, one lenticular bead, ten green and blue glazed ball beads, one green blue thin cylindrical bead, and one green incised spiral decorated with a cowrie shape.


From Hu (Diaspolis Parva) Cem W. 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 length of necklace: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads