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Beads

Two barrel beads.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2416 D III. 1936: 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, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of larger: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Length of smaller: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

36-7-34

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads