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This wrist ornament is comprised of twenty-nine beads, including one carnelian barrel bead, two carnelian ball beads, six carnelian ring beads, seven faience cylinder beads, five unidentifiable glass amulets, two fancy cylinder beads(one flattened), one stone ring bead, one faience barrel bead,...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, N 453 B left wrist of body. 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

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Naga el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.) Double triangle: 0.6 x 1.6 cm (1/4 x 5/8 in.) Cowrie bead: 1.1 x 1.9 cm (7/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.978

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets