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Necklace elements (strung together) composed of: Six faience drop pendants, two with silver (?) caps and all with tiny carnelian ring (6 total) at the bottom end; ten amethyst ball beads in graduated sizes; one tiny amethyst ball bead; three amethyst disc beads; thirty-five carnelian disc/ball...

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From Semna, Tomb S 520 [Excav. date] Feb. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom,


Semna, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) length of string.

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, shell, amethyst, faience, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads