Necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 11/x

Dimensions

Overall: 65 cm length of necklace x 0.4 cm diameter of carnelian beads (25 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3135

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, lapis, faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace is composed of one hundred and thirty small carnelian ring beads and twenty-eight small steatite and faience ring and barrel beads.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan Grave Z 11/x, 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