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This is a string of two carnelian barrel beads, four faience barrel beads and one faience cylinder bead. They were found on the left wrist of a mummy.


From Giza Tomb G 2381 A, [on left wrist of mummy]. 1912: 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Length carnelian barrel: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads