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String of beads composed of eighteen carnelian ring and ball beads and two amethyst beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 101. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: October 9, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2557

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads