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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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

Findspot

North of Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

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

87.780

Medium or Technique

Glass, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads