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String of eleven beads, including: two lapis truncated spherical beads, three glazed steatite ring beads, one rectangular lapis bead pierced lengthwise, one lapis triangular drop bead pierced through the back, one roughly rectangular lapis bead pierced top-to-bottom, one cylindrical lapis...

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From Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 4200–3250 B.


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) length

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, quartz, glazed steatite, lapis


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads