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Beads

This is a group of fifty-two beads. Forty seven are thick cylinder beads with dark blue glaze. There are also five barrel beads, one of them with a granulated surface. They are in good condition. There were once strung together, but many are now loose.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1907: 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. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.977

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads