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Beads and amulets

21 objects: Barrel Beads: carnelian - 1.8x0.9 carnelian - 2.0x0.8 ? carnelian - 2.2 x 1.0 quartz bionical- 21x1.0 ("s.2295, 0.2.746" in red ink) Beads: carnelian - 1.1x0.8 (stylized cowrie shell - flat on one side) carnelian - 0.6x0.4 (ball bead, cut in half, with longitudinal ridges on one...

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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. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription



Abydos, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, agate, amethyst


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads