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String of beads

This string of beads consists of approximately 460 small blue faience ring beads, two black faience ball beads, one blue faience ball bead, one black barrel bead (glass?), one small shell pierced at one end, one tiny blue ring bead and one tiny blue barrel bead. There are also two loose, blue...

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From Egypt, Giza debris. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, glass (?)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands