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Beads and terminals

This group consists of 124 pale blue faience cylinder beads, two terminals and two spacer beads, each with hole for five strings. The beads may have formed part of a choker, necklace or bracelet.


From Giza, G 2342 C (= G 5520 C). March 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands