Seal amulet and beads on original cord

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Seal: Length x width: 2.1 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.) Bi-conical bead: Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Cylinder bead: Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10558

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, carnelian, glazed steatite, and cord

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string consists of one carnelian biconical bead, one blue-glaze steatite cylinder bead, and one lapis-lazuli seal with papyrus plant design on the face, all strung on original cord.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition