Beaded belt

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 B

Dimensions

Overall: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.) Amulets: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Fancy cylinder: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Carnemian ball: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Carnelian: 0.5 cm (3/16 in. Carnelian: 0.4 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 1/8 in.) Shell disc: 0.2 x 0.1 cm (1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.983

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This girdle consists of five green faience amulets, one fancycylinder bead, twenty-nine carnelian ball barrel and ring beads, about 585 shell disc beads, strung on six strands of linen thread. Original order not recovered. From waist of body. (See group 21.970- 21.985).

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir N 453 b. 1904: excavated by George Reisner for the Hearst Expedition of the University of California (which became the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1905).
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition