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String of beads

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This is a string of beads made of twenty-two greenish blue spirally grooved ball and cylinder beads, three vase-shaped ivory pendants and three black spirally grooved ball beads.

Provenance

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

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 1.1 x 1.4 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.) Overall: 1.7 x 1 cm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.819

Medium or Technique

Glass, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads