Wrist ornament of strung beads

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

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


Overall: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) Other: 1.1 cm length of lenticular bead (7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, garnet

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Bracelets and armlets

String of two garnet ring beads, sixty-one carnelian ring beads, seven amethyst barrel beads, and one carnelian lenticular bead, all in original order, from right wrist of body. (See group 21.970-978; 21.980-985)


From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 B. 1904: 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