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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2040–1640 B.C.
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.)
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