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Beads

This is a group of: a) 4 carnelian ring beads b) 2 blue faience ball beads c) 1 incised cylinder bead d) one group of 15 and another group of 7 ring beads stuck together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5011. 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: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) b: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.4 x 1 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-350

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads