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String of beads

This string of beads is composed of five hundred and thirty-two beads from several necklaces and includes two hundred and sixty-one long cylindrical beads, one black ball bead, two blue eye beads, two hundred single ring beads, thirty-seven multiple ring beads, and thirty-one figure eight ring...

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From Egypt, Giza Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Giza. GMT / forecourt / N. W. corner

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition



Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads