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Bead

This is a large ball bead.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7120 (Tomb of Kawab). 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, Old Kingdom, time of Khufu, Dynasty 4, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2896

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads