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String of ball beads

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This is a string of eighty-eight 88 ball beads, graduated in size, of very fine quality.

Provenance

From Egypt, Harageh, Tomb 154. 1915: Given by the Egyptian Research Account to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Harageh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 67.5 cm (26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.242

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads