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Beads

This is a group of: a) 3 steatite cylinder beads b) 1 crystal ball bead c) 1 faience ball bead d) 18 black faience ring beads 1 faience cylinder bead and 1 tiny gold ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5038 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest a: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Largest a: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) b: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-2a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, crystal, gold ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads