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This string of fifty beads and amulets consists of thirty two carnelian ring beads and one amethyst ball bead, one amethyst ring bead, one round black stone drop pendant, one black triangular shaped drop pendant, one flat black stone drop pendant, three round drop pendants, one carnelian panther...

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From Mesaid tomb 955 [M/955]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Mesaeed, Egypt


Overall: 17.3cm (6 13/16in.) Panther head: 1.2 x 1.1 cm (1/2 x 7/16 in.) Triangular pendant: 1.2 x 2.2 cm (1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, stone.


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets