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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.


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

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Gift of the Estate of Abby F. Harris

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

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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.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, agate, faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads