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Beads

3 scarab elements pierced at head and bottom, possibly originally gilded like 25-12-280 and 25-12-279, parts of necklace with 25-12-276 to 281

Provenance

From Giza, G 6012 A. December 1925: 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2500–2194 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.8 cm (5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2924

Medium or Technique

Faience (?) and gold (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads