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String of beads composed of thirteen ring beads, three cylinder beads, and one bored scarab amulet with an Eye of Horus (wadjet) inscribed on the base.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 33. 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, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall length of string: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.) Other: 1.6 cm length of largest cylinder (5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads