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Beads

This is a group of: a) approximately one hundred fifty tiny faience ring beads in thirteen clumps on original fiber string, approximately forty slightly larger faience ring beads in four clumps on original fiber string, and a few loose faience ring beads of each size b) two carnelian ring beads,...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5130 E. 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

Diameter tiny ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter larger ring beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter carnelian ring beads: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-530a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads