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There are approximately seventy small ball beads of translucent yellow-red carnelian, including several flattened biconical beads.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: Excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

87.684

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads