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34 long cylindrical and 8 cone-shaped faience with white and green glaze; and 6 shell beads


From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads