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Bead fragments (?)

Four curved, brown fragments of a brown, having a layer of deep red on inner surface. Two of the pieces are very tiny and the two large pieces fit together. Perhaps part of a bead. Stored with objects from tomb 8; 24-11-681, 24-11-682, 24-11-721


From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati tomb 8 [K.G.8]. 1924: 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 to Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 0–2, 3100–2649 B.C.


Kafr Ghattati, Egypt


Overall: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments