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This string of beads includes sixteen large carnelian and crystal drop-shaped pendant, two amethyst and one black stone ball, one carnelian barrel; a number of pendants, viz. four amethyst, three carnelian, three faience and one amazonite hawk; one amethyst ape, one faience triangular drop...

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Provenance

From Egypt Mesheikh (Mes / 136 / B). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D, 2323–2040 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Amethyst ape: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Barrel bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1452

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, rock crystal, amethyst, faience, amazonite, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads