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String of fifty-two ring beads consisting of two carnelian, one lapis, and forty-nine faience beads. There are also four bead fragments.


From Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 16 [M/16]. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom,


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.) length

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, lapis


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads