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String of beads

Predynastic, Naqada II–Naqada III
ca. 3650–3100 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abadiya or Hiw, EEF excavations 1898–99
Lapis lazuli, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
L. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated 1898-9 by Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Hiw Allotted to the EEF by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Received by the Museum through subscription.

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