String of beads

Predynastic, Naqada II–Naqada III
ca. 3650–3100 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abadiya, Cemetery R, Burial R191, EEF excavations 1898–99
Faience, carnelian, stone, glass, shell (marine), hematite, resin, limestone, bone,
Nacre, Pearl, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), Amber, paste
L. 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated 1898-9 by Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abadiyeh. Allotted to the EEF by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Received by the Museum through subscription.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24.