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Beads

This is a group of beads consisting of: e) one black faience crumb barrel bead f) two fancy cylinder beads g) one pierced seed bead i) seven small faience barrel beads j) twenty-seven faience ball beads of various sizes, six of which are black faience k) one faience conical bead. Sixteen of...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 244 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

e: 0.7 x 2.5 cm (1/4 x 1 in.) f: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) g: 0.9 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) i: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest j: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest j: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) k: 0.4 x 1 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-337

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads