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Beads

This is a group of forty-one beads. Thirty-nine are cylinder beads and two are ring beads. There is also one large fragment of a necklace terminal with holes bored through it.

Provenance

From Giza, G4410, chamber debris. 1915: 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, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length (cylinder beads): 0.5 to 1.3 cm (3/16 to 1/2 in.); Length (ring beads): 0.63 cm (1/4 in.); Length x width (Terminal): 2.7 x 3.1 cm (1 1/6 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-12-50

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads