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Eight strings of approximately twenty-five small ring beads each attached at each end to 2 broad, white glazed faience spacers made to imitate rows of other beads. One carnelian biconical bead is attached to end of fragment. It is possibly a portion of a bracelet. The ring beads are white,...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Saft el-Hinna (Goshen) Tomb 561 V. 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Saft el-Hinna, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 5.5 cm (1 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.310

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads