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Beads

This group of beads contains two large garnet ball beads and one small broken faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 27. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) diameter largest ball bead

Accession Number

13.5168

Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads