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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.3415

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads