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This is a string of twelve blue and green, faceted cylinder beads of various sizes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest bead: 0.4 x 1.4 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.) Diameter and length of smallest bead: 0.4 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.777

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads