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String of barrel beads

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This string is comprised of forty-five barrel beads of graduated sizes.


Said to be from Egypt, Haggi Qandil. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1561-03.1564, 3.1617-03.1623, E.M.116-E.M.122) for £11. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.

Object Place

said to be from Haggi Qandil, Egypt


Largest bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Length of necklace: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads