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String of beads composed of four blue glass ball beads, two ball beads, and approximately one hundred and forty-four thin steatite (?) disc beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, Z / surface debris. 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, Greco-Roman Period (?),

Findspot

Zawiyet el-'Aryan

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.3139

Medium or Technique

Steatite (?), glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads