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This string of fifty-three glass and stone beads of many colors and shapes includes fourteen cylinder beads, one double ball bead and six biconical beads.


From Egypt, North of Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


North of Tell Dafana, Egypt


Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) Largest bead: 0.7 x 1.7 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.) Smallest bead: 0.2 x 0.1 cm (1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads