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Beads

This is a group of 150 barrel beads and fragments of beads. There are also five cylinder beads and one ring bead.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7632 A, room A VI. 1925: 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, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.5 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2461

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads