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String of date-shaped beads

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The 58 beads are currently strung on monofilament with the smallest beads at the ends and larger beads in the center, which suggests that the ornament was a graduated bead necklace. Each bead is ovoid in shape and bichromatic in color. The body of the bead is apple green in color with a yellow...

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From Egypt. By 1930, with Miss Lily Place; 1930, gift of Miss Lily Place to the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts; 1958, sold by the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts to Blumka Gallery, 209 East 72 Street, New York, NY, 10021; 1976, sold by Louis Blumka's widow Ruth to Dr. Benson Harer, M.D., Seattle Washington; 2007, gift of Benson Harer to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)

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Gift of W. Benson Harer, Jr. and Pamela K. Harer

Egyptian, Roman Period, About A.D. 100

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Overall length: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of bead: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads