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Beads

This is a group of: a) 1 faience barrel bead b) 1 faience flat incised cylinder bead c) 1 carnelian ring bead d) 1 tiny blue faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 537 debris at entrance. 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: 0.6 x 0.7 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/8 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.5 x 0.2 cm (3/16 x 1/16 in.) d: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-132a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads