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String of ball beads

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This is a string of forty-nine ball beads in graduated sizes.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) Diameter largest bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter smallest bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1811

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads