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Beads

This is a group of twelve barrel beads. They are various shades of blue and green, some are faded to buff. Object Register says 9 blue barrel and 3 green barrel beads.

Provenance

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

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29-11-267b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads