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Steatite necklace from the burial of a man

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8 cylinder beads, 1 with 4 faces. All on original stringing. Found on body of mummy from coffin 23-12-183 of a man, hereditary noble, royal seal bearer, sole friend, Nsty-ikr


From Sheikh Farag grave 5117: S.F.5117 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,



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Medium or Technique

Green glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands