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Bead

This is a large barrel bead and fragment of bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit 7430x. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Khafra, 2551–2494 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 1.4 cm (1 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1871

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads