String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Tomb X68

Dimensions

Length: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.748

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of one hundred forty-three beads is composed of fourteen gold cylinder beads, twenty-one large dark red carnelian ball beads and one hundred eight small carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt, X 68. 1898-1899: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription