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Beads

This is a group of: a) one brown glass flattened ball bead with a white stripe (imitation agate?) b) one yellow glass ball bead c) 6 faience ball beads d) 1 carnelian ball bead one very tiny faience or glass ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5025 E. 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: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest c: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-186a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads