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String of beads and pendant

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This group of beads consists of one large carnelian tapered cylindrical pendant, pierced at the top, along with two carnelian ring beads and a faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3737

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads