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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads is comprised of: Nine green and ten yellow opaque glass beads, each with two black spots Eleven black glass barrel beads Three faience Bes amulets One blue green glass ball bead Four small carnelian ring beads One faience cylinder bead One faience ring bead One faience...

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From Egypt, possibly from Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Abydos ?, Egypt


Overall: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads