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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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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


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets