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Beads

This group of beads contains: a) 1 garnet barrel bead b) 1 carnelian flat lentoid bead c) 13 red paste barrel beads d) 15 white bone or paste ring beads e) 1 blue faience ball bead and 2 faience ring beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 243 A. 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: 0.9 x 0.9 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-336a-e

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, garnet, bone, red paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads