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String of fifty-eight faience ball beads of similar size, twenty-four carnelian ring beads and two carnelian barrel beads. The bead pattern is essentially four ball beads followed by two ring beads. In two sections the four ball beads are followed by a barrel bead. Three of the ball beads are...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir Rifa. (Group 228).

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Rifeh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.) Diameter of carnelian : 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter of faience ball: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.553

Medium or Technique

Faience and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads