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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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Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe, Dec. 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite, faience, glass, stone.


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads