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Beads

This is a group of: a) one faience melon ball bead b) one dark blue glass ball bead c) four faience ring beads stuck together d) one faience ring bead (similar to the beads in "c" above) e) one carnelian ball bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 50120 B 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

a: 1 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.7 cm (5/16 x 1/8 x 1/4 in.) e: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-187a-e

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads