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Beads

This is a group of: b) One hundred and forty-six (146) carnelian ring beads of varying sizes; 124 of which were strung together in modern times c) One carnelian barrel bead and 1 small carnelian ball bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 544 B. 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 b: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest b: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) c: 0.7 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-198b,c

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads