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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Bead strand with three carnelian beads and one yellow bead
Date Made:1570-1293 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Faience, carnelian, yellow stone (jasper?) or glass, and ivory or bone
Place Made:Egypt; possibly Abydos
Measurements:L. of strand : 45 5/8 in., 115.9 cm.; Max. L. of tubular faience beads: 5/8 in., 1.5 cm.; Max. Diam. of tubular beads: 1/8 in., .2 cm.; Max L. of large yellow bead: 3/16 in., .45 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 1911.26.5.A.M
Credit Line:Possibly gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Strand of bright turquoise faience tubular beads, with three assorted bright orange carnelian beads, one short tubular yellow bead (of jasper? or glass) and multiple ring beads of ivory (or bone) and of red-brown carnelian (or faience). One double-ring bead.

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

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