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String of beads

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This string of fifty-three glass beads of assorted sizes, shapes, and colors includes six biconical beads, five grooved beads, one double bead, and one double lenticular bead.

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 Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

North of Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.) Largest: 0.7 x 1.6 cm (1/4 x 5/8 in.) Smallest: 0.3 x 0.1 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.779

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads