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Beads

This is a group of: a) 5 large faience cylinder beads mottled to look like steatite or serpentinite b) 4 faience ball beads c) 2 plain faience cylinder beads d) 6 faience ring beads e) 1 carnelian ring beads f) 2 carnelian barrel beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5015 D thieves debris. 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,

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Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest a: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Largest a: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Smallest b: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest b: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Smallest c: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Largest c: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.) d: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) e: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Smallest f: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Largest f: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-155a-f

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads