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Beads

This is a group of: a) two fragments large grooved cylinder beads b) one carnelian ball bead c) 1 glass ? ball bead d) approximately four hundred ring beads with remains of original fiber string. This assemblage came from the neck of a burial.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 254 neck of burial. 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: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) b: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-196a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, original fiber string, glass ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads