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String of beads and scarabs

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This necklace, strung with spherical and biconical amethyst beads, includes two scarab amulets.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, tomb 137. December 5, 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 71.5 cm

Accession Number

12.1249

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids