String of beads and scarabs

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1980–1630 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 71.5 cm

Accession Number

12.1249

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This necklace, strung with spherical and biconical amethyst beads, includes two scarab amulets.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, tomb 137. December 5, 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition