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Beads

Small ball beads, silver in fragments;a few tiny green faience disc beads. These are the unstrung beads that belong with 13.3854 which has the same Field number.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 545 [M/545]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-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, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Metal beads approximately .5 cm

Accession Number

13.5550

Medium or Technique

Silver?, green faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads