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This is a string of thirty-eight beads in assorted shapes and one drop pendant.


Said to be from Egypt, Haggi Qandil. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1561-03.1564, 3.1617-03.1623, E.M.116-E.M.122) for £11. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place

said to be from Haggi Qandil, Egypt


Overall: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) Diameter and length largest bead: 0.4 x 0.8 cm (3/16 x 5/16 in.) Diameter and length smallest bead: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Length x width pendant: 1.6 x 0.7 cm (5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads