Beads

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A string of carnelian and jasper beads, pendants and amulets, including a Bes amulet. The type of amulets suggest most date to the New Kingdom; however one amulet of a ‘leg and foot’ is from much earlier, dating to the Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period. The string of beads were collected by John and Marie Garstang in Upper Egypt in the very early 1900s. They don't represent the discovery of a complete necklace but a restringing of isolated beads not necessarily from the same find or indeed site. Indeed, they may not be from a necklace, as it's quite easy to imagine the Leg with Foot amulet being part of an anklet. Doubled up length is 220 mm.