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This is a string of fifty-one beads, comprised of sixteen rectangular beads with incised line decoration, twenty-five cylinder beads, eight biconical beads, and two conical beads.


From Egypt, Abydos, tomb D 79. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Overall: 84 cm (33 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads