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Beads

This is a group of three boxes labeled one, two, and three. The first box contains sixty to seventy white faience cylinder beads (in box with note "41 beads from 25-1-1174" but not present in box). The second box has over one hundred long cylinder beads, and the third box has several hundred...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7112 A, body. 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall (bead): 0.8 x 0.3 cm (5/16 x 1/8 in.) Overall (bead): 1.1 x 0.3 cm (7/16 x 1/8 in.) Overall (bead): 2.8 x 0.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1/8 in.) Overall (three boxes): 6.5 x 27 cm (2 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1953

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads