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This string consists fourteen beads as follows: one faience melon bead, one large faience ball bead, one plain faience cylinder bead, one faience cylinder bead with incised spiral decoration, one fine haematite barrel bead: one carnelian tear drop pendant, one small flat oval carnelian bead...

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From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period (?), 760–332 B.C. (?)


Mesheikh, Egypt


Other: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, haematite, glass (?)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads