Necklace

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 113/10

Dimensions

Overall: 52 cm length of necklace x 0.6 cm diameter of barrel bead (20 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2558

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

One string of eighty-one uniform carnelian barrel beads.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan Grave Z 113. 1911: 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