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String of beads and amulets

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This string of approximately seventy-five beads and amulets consists of: Fifty-fthree black glass ball beads Three black glass barrel bead Fourteen faience ball beads Four faience barrel beads One faience conical bead Three faience amulets


Said to be from Egypt, Haggi Qandil. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1561-03.1564, 3.1617-03.1623, E.M.116-E.M.122) for £11. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place

said to be from Haggi Qandil, Egypt


Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.) Diameter large black ball beads: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter small black ball beads: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Length black barrel bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter faience ball beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Length faience barrel beads: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Length faience conical bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Length amulets: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads