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String of beads

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This string of beads is comprised of eleven carnelian ring beads, four faience double barrel beads, three faience biconical beads and about eighty faience ring beads in various colors.

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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) Largest bead: 0.2 x 0.7 cm (1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1780

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads