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String of beads

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This is a string of ninety-three short cylinder beads and two conical beads. They are glazed brown and much worn.

Provenance

From Egypt, Abydos. 1903: 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: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 28 cm (11 in.) double

Accession Number

03.1771

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads