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Beads

This group of beads contains: a) 14 barrel beads b) 5 ball beads c) 1 big barrel bead d) 1 large cylinder bead and 3 fragments of others e) 1 large ball bead fragment and 1 pendant fragment f) approximately 200 tiny ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 255 stairway. 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

Largest: 2.5 cm (1 in.) Smallest: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-350a-f

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads