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Beads

This is a group of: a) eight ball beads b) twenty-seven cylinder beads c) fifty-seven white and black ring beads d) two black oblong amulet ? beads, pierced at each end. One of these is broken on one end. Two of the cylinder beads and the two amulet ? beads are loose, the rest are strung together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5011 D debris. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

a: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest b: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest b: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) c: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.8 x 0.6 x 2 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-167

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads