String of beads
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Findspot: Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Q 23
Overall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.) Scarab length x width x thickness: 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, garnet ,amethyst, faience, crystal
Not On View
This string of eighty-nine beads includes forty-eight garnet ball beads, twenty-six carnelian ball beads, five carnelian barrel beads, one faience ring bead, four amethyst ball beads, three amethyst lenticular beads, one amethyst barrel bead and one crystal ball bead. In addition, there is a Hyksos-style faience scarab in the center of the string.
From Egypt, Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt, Q 23. 1899: 1898-1899: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription