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Beads

This is a group of forty-two beads, including thirty-nine carnelian ring beads, two glazed steatite ring beads, and one faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 627. 1913: 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 Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number

13.3528

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads