String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 b

Dimensions

Length: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.) Barrel beads: length x width: 0.9 x 0.6 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.) - 1.5 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.971

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads is comprised of forty-five amethyst barrel beads. It is from the neck of a body.(See group 21.970; 21.972-985).

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, tomb N 453 b. 1904: excavated by George Reisner for the Hearst Expedition of the University of California (which became the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1905); 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition