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This string of beads contains one faience ball bead (1.8 cm), one quartz ball bead (.9 cm), two amethyust barrel beads (.9 x .7 cm), nine glass cylinder beads, ten glass ball beads, one biconical glass bead, four large glass ring beads and one double ring bead.


From Egypt, el-Hiba. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription;

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,


el-Hiba, Egypt


Overall: 25 overall length x 1.8 cm (diameter of largest bead)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, faience, amethyst, quartz


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads