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This is a string of beads composed of eleven long cylinder beads, two disc beads, and two multiple ring beads, one with four rings and the other with five. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 57, debris. 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, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall: 27cm length of necklace x 1.2 cm diameter of disc bead(10 5/8 x 1/2 in.) Diameter of cylinder bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads