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Beads

This is a group of approximately two hundred ring beads with large borings. All are from one set, with many beads on fragments of original string.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7050, black debris above offering room. 1926: 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 x thickness: 0.7 x 0.2 cm (1/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-863

Medium or Technique

Faience, fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads