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String of beads

Predynastic, Badarian
ca. 4000–3800 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Matmar, Tomb 3094, BSAE/Brunton excavations, 1931
Bone, serpentinite, jasper (red), carnelian, turquoise, lapis lazuli
L. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
Not on view
Excavated by Guy Brunton of the British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt at Matmar, 1931. Allotted to the excavator by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum from Brunton, 1932.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 15, fig. 6.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), p. 225, fig. 3.

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