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Eight millefiore glass tubular beads; six variegated glass barrels; eight gold ball beads; thirty carnelian ball and ring beads. Modern gold end pieces.


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; 1947, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Goddard and Josephine Du Bois

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, A.D. 30–364


Length x Diameter (largest bead): 40 x 0.6 cm (15 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, gold, and carnelian with modern gold end pieces


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands