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String of beads composed of one carnelian ball bead and twenty-six tiny faience disc beads of yellow, red, blue, gray, and green colors. From Zawiyet el-Aryan.


From Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave 302. 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: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, bone/shell (?)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads