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Beads

This is a group of: a) 1 faience oval bead with a transverse hole b) 1 amethyst ball bead c) 5 black glass ball beads d) 2 green glass ball beads e) about 65 faience ball beads f) 1 large and 6 small faience barrel beads g) 2 faience conical beads h) about 20 tiny faience ring beads on original...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5110 B. 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,

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Sheikh Farag, Egypt

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Egypt

Dimensions

a: 0.7 x 1 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Smallest e: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest f: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest f: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) g: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest h: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Largest h: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) i: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) j: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-483a-j

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, glass, amethyst, bone, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads