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Beads

This is a group of: a) three faience ball beads b) one faience melon bead c) one set of about seven and another of three faience ring beads on the original fiber string d) three carnelian ball beads e) two carnelian ring beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5015 E thieves debris above shaft. 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

Smallest a: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest a: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) b: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) c: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Smallest d: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Largest d: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-38a-e

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads