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This is a string of eighty-eight beads of various shapes, sizes, colors and materials, and one very large faceted barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt. Gift of the Estate of Abby F. Harris through Miss Margaret A. Lane

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Abby F. Harris

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–337 A.D.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 58.6 cm (23 1/16 in.) Diameter largest ball bead: 1.1 x 3.4 cm (7/16 x 1 5/16 in.) Diameter smallest ball bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Diameter and length: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.523

Medium or Technique

Glass, agate, faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads