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String of beads, broadcollar elements, and Bes amulet

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This string is composed of approximately one hundred and fifty ring beads, ten multiple ring beads, four broadcollar elements, and one Bes amulet. The broadcollar elements are two bunches of grapes, one lotus seed pod or pomegranate, and one daisy. There is an additional similar daisy that has...

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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, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"

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

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Overall length of string: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) Length x width Bes amulet: 2.2 x 1.9 cm (7/8 x 3/4 in.) Diameter aring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads