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Beads

Three cylinder beads with incised spiral grooved decoration.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 1673 J, on skeleton of child. 1932: excavated by the Harvard University–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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2465–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 0.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1/8 in.) (greatest)

Accession Number

32-4-24

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads