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Barrel bead

One large amethyst barrel bead chipped at one end (carnelian barrel and faience discs listed on record currently not found with ameythist 12/10/01).

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesaid, M 939. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3735

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads