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Carnelian barrels, white stone barrels and a few electrum balls.


From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

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 x diameter: 103 x 0.8 cm (largest bead) (40 9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, turquoise, carnelian, steatite, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads