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Beads

This is a group of five cylinder beads of various lengths and faded. Object Register mentions six beads, but one bead is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III. 1929: 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width of largest bead: 1.7 x 0.2 cm (11/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2591

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads