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String of barrel beads

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This string is comprised of fifty-nine 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, 2040–1640 B.C.

Object Place

said to be from Haggi Qandil, Egypt


Overall: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.) Diameter smallest bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter and length largest bead: 0.6 x 1.5 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads