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Two strands of tiny faience beads: one a double strand of alternating red, blue and white groups of beads with a small carnelian ball bead at each end; the other is a triple strand of red, blue and white groups with nine faience triple-bead spacers.


From Egypt, Saft el-Hinna (Goshen), Tomb S 224. 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

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


Saft el-Hinna (Goshen), Egypt


Overall: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.), first strand Overall: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.), second strand

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads