String of beads

Late Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period
1991–1650 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, tomb D 93


Overall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian and garnet

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a string of beads made of thirty carnellian beads (twenty-eight large with one hippo head pendant and one small hippo head), one amethyst pendant, two garnet ball beads, one garnet barrel bead, and one faience narrow cylindrical bead.


From Egypt, Abydos, tomb D 93. 1901: 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. (Accession Date: August 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription