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String of beads

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This string of beads is comprised of approximately 1200 cylinder beads strung in a double strand. The cylinder beads are usually separated by double-ring beads serving as spacer beads, although occasionally they are separated by two ring beads. There is a large ball bead in the center.

Provenance

From Egypt. No site or date on cards.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 861 cm (339 in.) Diameter aball bead: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1376

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads