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This is a string of nineteen lenticular beads and forty-seven barrel beads.


From Egypt, Abydos. 1902: 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 on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2040–1640 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Overall: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.) Diameter and length lenticular : 0.3 x 1.8 cm (1/8 x 11/16 in.) Diameter and length barrel bead 0.2 x 0.5 cm (1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads