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String of alternating cream colored ball and cylinder beads. There are ninety-one ball beads and ninety cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zaraby, (Group 103). Excavated by the Egyptian Research Account; 1907: given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Zaraby, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.) Diameter of ball bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder bead: 0.3 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.559

Medium or Technique

Faience/ Steatite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads