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String of two garnet ring beads, sixty-one carnelian ring beads, seven amethyst barrel beads, and one carnelian lenticular bead, all in original order, from right wrist of body. (See group 21.970-978; 21.980-985)


From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 B. 1904: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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 cm (6 5/16 in.) Other: 1.1 cm length of lenticular bead (7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets