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Beads

This group of beads contains: a) 1 large and 4 small faience ball beads b) 1 gold ball bead c) 1 carnelian ball bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5011 black dirt on floor. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-314

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads