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This string contains three carnelian barrel beads; 2 carnelian ring beads; 4 carnelian ball beads; thirty-five garnet ball beads; five amethyst barrel beads; 1 faience cylinder bead, 1 faience spiral cylinder bead and 1 faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES 2106B. 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, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1271

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, garnet, amethyst, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads