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This string of one hundred beads is composed of forty-nine blue cylinder beads, thirty-nine single ring beads, five multiple ring beads, seven figure eight ring beads, three fragments of ring beads, and a wedjat eye amulet.


From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 = pillared hall 27, near mummy 52. 1907: 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



Giza, Egypt


Overall length of necklace: 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.2 x 0.8 cm (1/16 x 5/16 in.) Diameter and length of average ring beads: 0.3 x 0.1 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.) Length x width of wedjat amulet: 1.9 x 1.2 cm (3/4 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads