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String of Beads

Predynastic Period
ca. 3850–2960 B.C.
From Egypt
L. 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
Not on view
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24, fig. 18.

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