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Beads

This is a string of eighty faded faience cylinder 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 length of string: 77 cm (30 5/16 in.) Diameter and length of bead: 0.3 x 1.8 cm (1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2711

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads