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This is a group of beads consisting of one large barrel bead with a spiraling black band fused in, three small carnelian ball beads, and one large blue-green glass ring bead.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, Tomb Z/91/B. 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, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-'Aryan

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Medium or Technique

Glass and stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads