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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Faience Tube Beads (modern assembly)
Date Made:1069-332 BCE (Dynasties 21-31)
Type:Ceremonial; Adornment
Materials:Turquoise faience
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:L. of strand: 16 1/2 in., 42 cm.; L. of individual bead: 13/16 in., 2 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 2000.299.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Tubular beads strung crosswise (long sides parallel), forming a wide necklace. At each end of strand, two beads are strung diagonally. Stringing modern. Probably originally part of a bead network for a mummy, not in this arrangement.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; tombs; afterlife; jewelry; beads; religion; rituals; ceremonies

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