New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 77/X
Overall: 32 cm length of necklace x 0.5 cm diameter of ball bead (12 5/8 x 3/16 in.) Length x width of scarab: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)
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This is a string of ninety-four carnelian ball beads with a central scarab of dark green stone, possibly jasper. The design on the base consists of a lotus flower and buds.
From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 77/X, 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition