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Beads

This is a group of six ring beads (four of calcite and two of carnelian), one large cylinder bead broken at one end, and one shell.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), B1752 c/5. 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,

Findspot

Nag el Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall shell: 0.6 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) Other cylinder bead: 1.6 x 0.9 cm (5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5160

Medium or Technique

faience, calcite, carnelian, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads