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String of beads

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This is a string of eighty-one irridescent beads of various shapes including ball, ring, melon, cylinder and conical. There are two silver-colored decorative pendant beads.


Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1947, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Goddard and Josephine Du Bois

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 337

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Overall: length of string 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads