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String of faience and stone beads

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This is a string of beads composed of twenty-one cylinder beads, seven carnelian ring beads, one carnelian barrel bead, and one lotus pendant. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 218. 1910-11: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiet-el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20.3 cm length of string x 0.4 cm diameter of cylinder bead (8 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of carnelian barrel bead: 0.9 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2584

Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads