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Beads

This group of beads consists of: a) 1 large and 16 small ball beads b) 2 black biconical beads and 8 fragments of black biconical beads c) 8 fancy cylinder beads, 9 fragments of fancy cylinder beads, and 4 fragments of plain cylinder beads d) one broken rectangular necklace spacer bar with 6 holes

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 244 B debris. 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: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest: 2.8 x 0.6 cm (1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-284a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads