String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna

Dimensions

Overall: 15.8cm (6 1/4in.) Carnelian ball beads: Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Gold shell pendants: Diameter: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Gold amulet: Length: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.894

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of:

thirty-seven carnelian small ball beads
two carnelian large ball beads
two carnelian bi-conical beads
six gold shell pendants
two carnelian amulets
three amazonite amulets
one small blue floral bead
two glass ring beads
one gold unidentifiable amulet

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Semna. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition