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A string of beads that consists of 54 carnelian ball beads with large borings and 3 carnelian lion amulets on modern gold mounts hung as pendants. There is one loose gold ball bead/terminal (modern). The accession card reads: 10 large gold hollow ball beads; 3 carnelian lion amulets hung as...

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Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1947, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Goddard and Josephine Du Bois

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.


Overall: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.) originally listed as 39.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads