String of beads

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb G 60


Overall length: 42.5cm (16 3/4in.) Barrel bead: 1.1 x 0.7 cm (7/16 x 1/4 in.) Scaraboid bead: 2 x 1.3 cm (13/16 x 1/2 in.) Flattened biconical bead: 2 x 1.8 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

This string of forty-one beads includes: thirty-eight barrel beads, two scaraboid beads, one one flattened biconical bead.


From Egypt, Abydos, Tomb G60. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902.
(Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription