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Beads

This group of beads contains: a) three gold ring beads b) one gold strip bent into a ring c) one blue glass fragment with an area of brown stone or glass fused to it d) one amazonite ring bead e) one-hundred ninety-two tiny black glass ring beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 546 debris in D. 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

Beryl bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Glass fragment: 0.4 x 0.8 x 1 cm (3/16 x 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-267a-e

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads