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Beads

Many short cylindrical faience beads with gilding, some worn off, plus a few dark blue beads line 25-12-281, still attached, part of necklace with 25-12-276 to 281

Provenance

From Giza, G 6012 A. December 1925: 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2500–2194 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 0.7 cm (1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2926

Medium or Technique

Faience and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads