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Beads from a beadnet dress, collar, wristlets and anklets

These multi-colored faience beads originally adorned the mummy of a woman. Two groups of beads (27-5-99 and 27-5-100 respectively) derived from a pair of wristlets and anklets. Others in the group may derive from a bead-net dress and broad collar (27.1548.1-2). The dress and collar have been...

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Provenance

From Giza G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall (#1-4 boxes): 1.7 x 0.2 cm (11/16 x 1/16 in.) Overall (#5 box): 1.2 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/16 in.) Overall (#6 & 9 box): 1.6 x 0.3 cm (5/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.2034

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads