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String of barrel beads

This is a string of eighty-three opaque blue glass barrel beads. The remainder of this field number 29-11-212 consists of an additional twenty-two blue glass barrel beads not strung here and given the accession number of 29.2589.


From Egypt, Giza: Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III. 1929: 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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads