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Beads

This group of beads contains: a) 5 carnelian ball beads b) 1 amethyst ball bead c) 1 black faience ball bead d) 1 faience disc bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 530 debris in burial near 4. 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

Smallest: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-66

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads