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Beads from necklace (cf. necklace in G 2381 A): rows of short glazed cylinder beads (woven together [DIAGRAM]); row of gilded glazed ring beads; row of large oval gilded copper beads inlaid with crystal (chalcedony) and with eyelet at each end; red carnelian beads [DIAGRAM]; beads of gilded copper in very bad condition, only one or two retain crystal [in]set [DIAGRAM]. Illustration: Yes


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Beads
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2360 A
  • Material
    Gilded copper, gilded faience, carnelian, crystal
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 13.3406, 13.3424a, 13.3424b, 13.3424c
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    MFA 13.3406 = faience cylinder and disc (?) beads with traces of gilding and carnelian beads (strung as necklace), MFA 13.3424a = fragment of broad collar including gilded copper and faience beads, MFA 13.3424b = pendants, MFA 13.3424c = scrap of gold foil, 12-11-18 (MFA owned unaccessioned) = unspecified quantity of faience ring beads.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Old Kingdom Beaded Collars." In Jacke Phillips with Lanny Bell, Bruce B. Williams, James Hoch and Ronald J. Leprohon (eds.) Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East. Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Bell, Volume 1. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, pp. 156, 157, notes 116, 122.