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This broken string of beads has five faience disc beads, three large and two small faience ball beads, one large and fourteen small carnelian ball beads, one faience melon barrel bead, one plain faience barrel bead, nine faience ring beads of various sizes, one faience tear shaped pendant, three...

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From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, hematite, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads