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Beads

This is a group of: a) 7 large faience ball beads, 4 small blue faience ball beads and one small black faience ball bead b) 5 carnelian ball beads c) 1 carnelian barrel bead d) 1 faience cylinder bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5015 B theives debris. 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

Smallest a: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest a: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) b: 1 cm (3/8 in.) c: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) d: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-42

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads