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This string of ninety-four beads is composed of fifteen carnelian ring beads, nine steatite ring beads, eleven blue glass ring beads, eleven lapis ring beads, forty-six black glass cylinder beads, one black stone barrel bead, and one olive-colored agate ball bead.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 925 [M/925]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II (Gezean) 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 35 cm length of string x 0.5 cm diameter of ring and barrel beads (13 3/4 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of agate bead: 1 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3906

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, and stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands