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String of beads

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This string is composed of about forty-three light green, opaque and highly polished beads which are small and range in shape from ball beads to ring beads.

Provenance

From 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

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall, largest: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Overall, smallest: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.778

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads