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This is a strung group of four pale-green faience cylinder beads, five glass ball beads, and one faience floral bead with rounded points, one of which is chipped.


From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan; 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, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet-el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall length: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) Diameter of ball bead and length of cylinder bead: 1.4 x 2.8 cm (9/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads