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Ten beads, of which eight are thick ring beads and two are small flattened ball beads with crossed lines on both sides. They are gray-green glaze spotted with brown.


From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


San -el- Hagar, Egypt


Overall: Range of diameters is large 0.9 cm (7/16 in.) to small sphere 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads