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This group of beads consists of : a) About four hundred faience ring beads b) Thirty-two faience cylinder beads c) Five faience ball beads d) Six short faience cylinder beads e) Five long faience cylinder beads f) One hundred sixty faience ring and multiple ring beads g) Ten glass ball beads,...

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From Egypt, Giza, Menkaure Pyramid Temple (MPT / room J2 = sloping corridor 28 , layer 1). 1907: 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



Giza, Egypt


a: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) b: 1.2 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/16 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) e: 1.9 x 0.4 cm (3/4 x 3/16 in.) f: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) g: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) h: 1 x 0.2 cm (3/8 x 1/16 in.) i largest: 1.2 x 0.8 cm (1/2 x 5/16 in.) i smallest: 0.4 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, and shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads