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Beads

This is a group of fourteen barrel beads, seven large and seven small, plus three fragments of beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of 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

Largest diameter and length: 1.6 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 3/16 in.) Smallest diameter and length: 0.3 x 0.5 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2598

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads