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String of ball beads

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This string consists of two faience ball beads and two carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2502. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter largest faience bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter smallest carnelian bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1328

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads