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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.


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


Abydos, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique

Glass, ivory


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads