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Beads

This is a group of: b) eight carnelian ring beads c) one carnelian ball bead d) one carnelian barrel e) one amethyst ball bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 520 D debris. 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

b: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Smallest c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest c: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.7 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-40b-e

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads