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This is a string of twenty-nine beads of various shapes: one biconical, three cylindrical, twenty ball, four barrel, one truncated sphere.


From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1887: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


Tell Dafana, Egypt


Overall: 2.8 x 1.8 cm (1 1/8 x 11/16 in.) Overall necklace length: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest bead: 0.4 x 3 cm (3/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of smallest bead: 0.2 x 1 cm (1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads