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Barrel bead

One barrel bead, broken at one end.

Provenance

From Giza, Egypt, St. G 7000 debris E of subsidiary Pyramid G I-b. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–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, New Kingdom to Late Period, 1550–325 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 2 cm (5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2481

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads