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String of beads composed of thirty-three large, coarse faience disc beads which are badly weathered. One loose bead is broken in two pieces.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 2 Z/Y. 1910: 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: Dcember 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1 or 2, 2960–2649 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall: 0.6 diameter of largest bead x 13.2 cm overall length of string (1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads