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Beads

One barrel bead of a dark color with one white stripe, and one flattened barrel bead with same coloring but with a broader stripe.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) in Room V. 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

Smallest diameter and length: 0.9 x 2.5 cm (3/8 x 1 in.) Largest diameter and length: 0.6 x 2.4 cm (1/4 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2669

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads