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These 34 drop-shaped beads of pale faience once formed part of a broad collar. Thirty-three of the beads are currently strung together with ring beads that probably come from the same collar. One additional drop bead remains loose. A pair of similarly colored faience terminals (27-4-254) may...

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From Giza, G 7253 D. 1927: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2134 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants