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Beads and amulets

Floral broadcollar elements and deity pendant beads of Hathor and Taweret; Wia bark with sun disk, bottom broken, five triple cylinder beads; as well as three multiple ring ring beads and a red faience seed pendat. Total of nineteen beads. In the accession photograph these were strung together...

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Said to be from Haggi Qandil. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1561-03.1564, 3.1617-03.1623, E.M.116-E.M.122) for £11. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets