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String of eighty-one beads and amulets of various shapes, including : eighteen cylinder beads, ten ring beads, fifty unidentified amulets,one fancy cylinder bead, one wadjet eye amulet and one disc bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Dendara: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Dendera, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) length

Accession Number

RES.98.16

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads