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String of beads and aegis

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This string of beads is comprised of 76 blue faience ball beads and 72 cream faience ring beads strung in alternate groups of three. One yellow faience aegis with a lion-head is strung in the middle and one yellow ball bead is at each end of the string. The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a...

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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; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

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Gift of Mrs. Goddard Dubois, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"

Egyptian, New Kingdom?, 1550–1070 B.C.

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Aegis: 3.2 x 3.7 cm (1 1/4 x 1 7/16 in.) Diameter ball bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads