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String of barrel beads

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String of fifty-one small blue faience barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zaraby Group O. 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

Diameter and length: 0.4 x 28 cm (3/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

07.560

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads