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This string consists of: thirty-seven carnelian small ball beads two carnelian large ball beads two carnelian bi-conical beads six gold shell pendants two carnelian amulets three amazonite amulets one small blue floral bead two glass ring beads one gold unidentifiable amulet

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Semna. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.8cm (6 1/4in.) Carnelian ball beads: Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Gold shell pendants: Diameter: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Gold amulet: Length: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.894

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads