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Beads

This is a group of: a) one cylinder bead with a spiral impression b) one barrel bead c) five ball beads d) twenty tiny ring beads, one double ring bead, one black ring bead, and four ring beads that are stuck together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 233 A 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

a: 1.2 x 5 cm (1/2 x 1 15/16 in.) b: 0.8 x 0.4 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.) c: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-273a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads