This string consists of forty-six barrel beads of graduated sizes with a scarab in the center.
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)
Emily Esther Sears Fund
Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 332–50 B.C.