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Beads

1 copper bead forming a double tube by rolling the two ends back on itself in an "s" curve.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 128. 1913: 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, Predynastic Period,

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Copper=1 x .8 cm. Lapis=.7 x .5

Accession Number

13.5131

Medium or Technique

Copper, lapis? (dark blue)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads