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This string of forty-four beads includes: forty-two larger ball beads, one small ball bead and one small cylinder bead.


From Egypt, Hu.(Diaspolis Parva), Tomb W. 145. 1899: 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. From Hu. W. 145. (Accession Date: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt


Overall: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.) Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Overall: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Overall: 0.6 x 0.4 cm (1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads