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Beads

This is a group of around seven thousand cylinder and ring beads of different colors and some gold fragments. A separate bag with the same field number houses several ring and cylinder beads with original string and bead arrangement, adhering to each other in original diagonal layout and with...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 4733 E. February, 1914: 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

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and thickness of ring beads: 0.3 x 0.1 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.) Diameter and length of largest cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.3 cm (1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1236

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads