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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Bead strand with seven large carnelian ring beads
Date Made:1570-1293 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Faience, carnelian, black stone (possibly hematite) and ivory or bone
Place Made:Egypt; possibly Abydos
Measurements:L. of strand: 46 1/2 in., 118 cm.; L. of longest bead: .98 in., 2.5 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 1911.26.4.A.M
Credit Line:Possibly gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
String of tubular beads of turquoise faience, with three conical black stone beads, one long tubular brownish faience bead, seven large orange carnelian ring beads, multiple smaller ring beads of ivory or bone and of brown carnelian (or brown faience). Includes one double-ring bead, and one greenish faience tubular bead.

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

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