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String of beads composed of approximately thirty-one faience barrel beads and approximately seventy-four faience ring beads, as well as three carnelian ring beads and one reddish-purple glass ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 135. 1910-11: 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 19, 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: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2561

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads