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String of beads

Twenty beads on a string: ten faience crumb beads (six are biconical, some flattened) one is a cylinder, steatite two barrel, one thick in glazed faience: one stone three green biconical, glass Twenty seven loose beads: nine flattened biconical - faience crumb beads four carnelian- three...

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Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe, Dec. 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Accession Number

03.1886

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite, faience, glass, stone.

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads