String of Carnelian Ball Beads

Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109

Thousands of beads of carnelian, amethyst, quartz, gold faience, and shell were discovered in the surface sand, or radim, of the North Pyramid at Lisht. These have been assembled into a number of necklaces, such as this example, composed of carnelian ball beads.

String of Carnelian Ball Beads, Carnelian

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