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String of Beads

Object Number:B15918
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Shell
Paste
Carnelian
Agate
Lapis Lazuli (uncertain)
Bronze
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900

Description

CBS Register: necklace, chain. Paste, pearls and imitation lapis. Mounted by Mrs. C.H. Dam (no.4)

the 77 beads are strong so that each end has a carnelian bead [its restrung open-ended]. midway through, there are some lapis [imitation lapis?] beads shaped like flies that have holes in the top and bottom. and in between each, Mrs. Dam has restrung a double strand of small shell beads [four on the top, four on the bottom strand] Also, there are small bronze beads, and one banded agate bead.

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