Medium: Steatite, carnelian, diorite, porphyry, hematite, banded alabaster, agate, soapstone
Dates:ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (6.4 x 5.7 cm)
Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 09.889.301a
Catalogue Description: Eighteen stone beads of different materials and shapes. Eight very narrow elongated barrels of hematite; one very small disk, light brown carnelian; one small ring of red carnelian; one irregular plump drop of light agate, pierced as a pedant; 2 drops of diorite, pierced as pendants; 2 big pendant drops of white calcite, striped with pink lines, longitudinal in one, which is corroded, transversal in the other; one big broad flattened pendant drop of white and black granite (?); one very big disk of black steatite; one papyrus scepter amulet, pierced in stem as pendant, of mottled gray soapstone. Condition: Stringing modern.