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Beads

This is a group consisting of: a) two blue faience ball beads with a black band around the center b) six faience ball beads c) three carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 546. 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

a: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Smallest b: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest b: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Smallest c: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest c: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.1519

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads