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String of beads consisting of one large lapis lazuli ball bead and eight small stone ball beads. From Zawiyet el-Aryan.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, Grave 342. 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 length of string: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.) Overall diameter of largest bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Other: 0.4 cm diameter of smallest bead (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads