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String of beads and Imsety amulet

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This string is comprised of thirty-nine disc beads, forty-three long cylinder beads (one with a dark stripe), and one Imsety amulet (bored at each end). The modern stringing has a small strip of ancient [?] textile. [The added strip of textile is seen on a number of early acquisitions,...

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Provenance

From Egypt. Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

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

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter disc beads: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) Length x width amulet: 5.6 x 2 cm (2 3/16 x 13/16 in.) Diameter and length largest cylinder bead: 0.4 x 4.5 cm (3/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Diameter and length smallest cylinder bead: 0.4 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.684

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads