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A.) Polychrome faience broadcollar elements (twenty-three). B.) String of faience beads 1 spacer bead, 1 tear shaped drop pendant, ball beads, cylinder, ring beads and cylinders representing multiple ring beads. C) String of shell discs and faience truncated cylinders strung together. Shell...

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Provenance

Said to be from Haggi Qandil. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1561-03.1564, 3.1617-03.1623, E.M.116-E.M.122) for £11. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten or l, 1349–1336 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) Overall: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.) Overall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.) Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1618

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads