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Beads

This group of beads contains 2 faience cylinder beads, 38 tiny ring beads, 2 multiple ring beads (one with 3 and 1 with 2) and 1 ball of a powdery chalky substance.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 520 debris. 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: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Largest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-35

Medium or Technique

Faience, chalk ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads