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This is a group of spirally grooved light green glass beads in several sections on the original string. Included are spiral, ring, and multiple ring beads. There are also 3 seeds.


From Egypt, Abydos.1902: 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 on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 337


Abydos, Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Glass, seed, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads