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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:String of mother-of-pearl disk beads and other shells
Date Made:1782-1650 BCE (Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 13-17)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Mother of pearl disks; nerita shell and unidentified shell
Place Made:Egypt; Abydos
Measurements:Diameter of mother-of-pearl disks: 7/16 in., 1.1 cm; Depth of disk: 1/16 in., 0.1 cm; Length of nerita shell: 13/16 in., 2.0 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1911.25d.A.M
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Description:
Eight mother-of-pearl disk beads, with hole in center, one nerita shell (more bulbous than cowries, and with larger opening); and one unidentified small shell, all strung loosely together.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; jewelry; fashion; costume; beads

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