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This is a string of beads comprised of: Three faience scarabs, inscribed on the base Four plain cast faience or glass scarab amulets Two faience rectangular plaques with incised designs Two faience and one dark blue glass head of Hathor amulets One faience lotus seed-vessel or pomegranate...

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From Egypt, possibly from Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Abydos ?, Egypt


Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids