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Beads

This broken string of beads has five faience disc beads, three large and two small faience ball beads, one large and fourteen small carnelian ball beads, one faience melon barrel bead, one plain faience barrel bead, nine faience ring beads of various sizes, one faience tear shaped pendant, three...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511. 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1416

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, hematite, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads