User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beads

This is a group of twenty-eight beads, three of which are flattened cylinder beads, and twenty-five of which are Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7600, E of mastaba G 7660. 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, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm (1/4 x 5/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2500

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads