New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244


Overall: 82 cm total length of two strings x 0.4 cm diameter of small bead (17 5/16 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of amazonite bead: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jasper, faience, carnelian, amazonite

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Two strings of beads composed of two hundred and forty-six carnelian ball beads, two tiny jasper duck-amulets, one tiny jasper scarab, two tiny faience scarabs, one amazonite barrel bead, and one blue glass ring bead.


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition