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String of beads and aegis

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This string of beads is comprised of ten blue faience ball beads, two blue faience barrel beads, and 167 blue glass ring beads. In the center is a blue faience aegis with lion's head and an inscription on back. The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler's art 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; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

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


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Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.) Diameter ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter and length barrel bead: 0.4 x 1.8 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.) Length x width aegis: 5.5 x 2.3 cm (2 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads