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Beads

This is a group of 208 cylinder beads and a few bead fragments.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Room J1 (J1 = Pillared Hall 27), debris south of third pillar. 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, Roman Imperial, 30 B.C.–364 A.D.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x thickness x length: 1.9 x 0.4 x 2.2 cm (3/4 x 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07-2-43e

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads