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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Pale turquoise and white faience beads
Date Made:1570-1070 BCE (New Kingdom)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Pale turquoise and white faience
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:Length of strand: 7 7/8 in., 20 cm.; Length of largest white tubular bead: 13/16 in., 2 cm.; Length of largest green tubular bead: 1 in., 2.5 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 2000.486.7.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Five long tubular beads, 1 biconical bead (white), 1 lozenge-shaped bead, and 21 assorted discoid beads, strung in closed loop. All were originally turquoise, some have deteriorated to white.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beads; jewelry

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+2000.486.7.INV

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