Beaded armlet with arm amulets

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

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


Length: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, green stone, silver

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Bracelets and armlets

Amethyst, carnelian and green stone beads of various shapes, strung with 6 silver amulets in form of an arm. In original order, from right elbow of body. (See group 21.970-975; 21.977-985).


From N. 453 b, Naga el-Deir. 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).
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition