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This string consists of about eighteen faience ring beads; one carnelian barrel bead; one large faience ball bead; one faience disc bead; 6 faience spacer beads, five of which could accommodate five strands and one three strands; and one domed glass (?) bead that is black topped with white and a black...

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From Mesheikh. Mes/ 2512. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition



Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads