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These faience cylinder beads have been reconstructed, probably incorrectly, as a collar. Their original stringing is uncertain. A single piece of gold foil from the same field number remains unattached.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4516 C. August 1935: 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 33 cm (1 3/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

35-8-54a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads