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Beads

Two long barrel beads shaped with blade, and one fragment of a third barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Temple of Isis, Room E. 1926: 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 1.5 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-172

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads