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This string of sixty-seven beads includes fifty-five carnelian rings, two biconical beads, six amethyst ballbeads and four bartrel beads.They are in original order, from left wrist of the body. (See group 21.970-976; 21.978-985).


From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 b. 1904: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


Overall: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.) Carnelian ring: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Bi-conical bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Ball bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Barrel : 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets