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Bead, malachite chunk

1 green stone double ball bead, 1 small chunk raw mineral malachite.


Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 938 [M/938]. 1913: 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, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Bead 1.3 cm long.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Malachite, dark stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads